Why Leaders Lie

The Truth About Lying in International Politics

by John J. Mearsheimer

Hardcover, 142 pages, Oxford Univ Pr, List Price: $21.95 | purchase

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Why Leaders Lie
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The Truth About Lying in International Politics
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John J. Mearsheimer

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Presents an analysis of the lying behavior of political leaders, discussing the reasons why it occurs, the different types of lies, and the costs and benefits to the public and other countries that result from it, with examples from the recent past.