Book Review: The Lies They Tell

Edge Induced Cohesion

The Lies They Tell, by Tuvia Tenenbom

I liked this book a lot more than I thought would be the case at the start.  Having started this book, I was concerned that the author would be another one of those strident political liberals who turn everything into an ideological mess, but in stark contrast to this, the author showed himself to be a person of considerable wit and humor, the sort of person who it would be enjoyable to talk to, and someone with considerable insight (albeit a great deal of criticism) about the United States and our present culture.  The criticism delivered is not strident, and so one can see that the author is not interested in pushing his weight on one side or the other of the partisan divide, but pointing out some of the characteristic fissures and weaknesses of our culture and points out the threat that…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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