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Mendacity refers to the tendency to lie. Lying may be either instrumental or pathological.

Some politicians and political acitvists are given to lying. Some religious traditions consider deception in a good cause to be good. For example, Taqeeyah, or lying to non-Muslims, is honored in Shi'a Islam.


External Links

  • Washington Monthly's Mendacity Index
  • Bush Mendacity Will Shock Historians
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