by James B. Stewart
Hardcover, 473 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $29.95 |
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An analysis of the modern world's most high-profile perjurers traces a rise in lies under oath, citing the examples of headline-making scandals and how they reflect breakdowns in American ethics and a vulnerability in the judicial system.
April 19, 2011 Journalist James B. Stewart admits in his new book that lying isn't by any means new, but argues that "concerted, deliberate lying by a different class of criminal — sophisticated, educated, affluent ... threatens to swamp the legal system and undermine the prosecution of white-collar crime."
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