Eric Alterman's New Book On Presidential Lies | WAMC

Eric Alterman's New Book On Presidential Lies

Aug 20, 2020

If there's one thing we know about Donald Trump, it's that he lies. But he's by no means the first president to do so.

In "Lying in State," Eric Alterman asks how we ended up with such a pathologically dishonest commander in chief, showing that, from early on, the United States has persistently expanded its power and hegemony on the basis of presidential lies.