Friday, January 25, 2013

When is a lie not a lie?

From Kipling, via the current National Review:
In The Second Jungle Book, Kipling describes a conversation between a jackal and a crocodile (mugger). “Now the jackal had spoken just to be listened to, for he knew flattery was the best way of getting things to eat, and the mugger knew that the jackal had spoken for this end, and the jackal knew that the mugger knew, and the mugger knew that the jackal knew that the mugger knew, and so they were all very contented together.”
National Review, Feb. 11, 2013, p. 9.
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