Thinking Aloud

Fight the world of lies and gaslighting with the blaze of truthful inquiry

When officials lie, what are citizens to do? The worst recourse is to give up. No, sieve out the truth and speak it.

What is truth, is a question that has occupied philosophers and religious teachers through the years.

It has gained currency in recent years, months and days, as our world swirls with people - including, or especially, public figures - making statements, claims and pronouncements that have the rest of us scratching our heads, puzzling: What is truth?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'Fight the world of lies and gaslighting with the blaze of truthful inquiry'. Print Edition | Subscribe