Sam Harris, detester of gods, lover of rationality and the man behind Project Reason (“a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society”) has a book out and if you’re not bristling yet, you should be.
The book’s theme is lying, a human foible he clearly feels is no better embodied than in the likes of you and me.
Forget that the cover’s design is executed with exquisite simplicity, its message is stark and unequivocal (unless it’s some subtle play on the word ‘whopper‘, which I’m not sure plays out the same in American parlance)
Lying and anglers. Bonnie and Clyde. Morecambe and Wise. Entwined and indivisible.
This could be the most open-and-shut libel action ever.
I mean, fishermen being fast and loose with the truth. Where could he have possibly got that idea from?