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You Lie: Prof. Denery on The Deceit in Our Lives Archives

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Dallas Denery

Professor of History Dallas Denery yesterday joined a Duke University professor to discuss lying on the program On Point with Tom Ashbrook, which is carried on NPR stations across the country.

The show was prompted by the release of a new documentary called (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies.

Denery has just published a book, The Devil Wins, which covers the history of lying from the Garden of Eden to Enlightenment.

“It doesn’t matter what period of time you’re studying, people will always complain that…they live in the worst of times and lying is out of control,” he said. “But what you do notice is that what bothered people about lying has changed significantly.”