The Lying Left

 Posted by on 4 March 2002 at 3:51 pm  Academia, Ethics, Honesty
Mar 042002

Yesterday, I stumbled upon this 1999 article “I, Rigoberta Menchu, Liar” by David Horowitz summarizing the lies and deceptions multicultural darling and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchu. I wonder whether her book is still being taught at universities. I hope not but suspect so, given the left’s lack of concern for truth. The Amazon reviews are worth reading in and of themselves, as a case study in opposing views on the importance of truth. Those who like the book gloss over the lies, using bland words like “inconsistencies” and “a composite version.” Critics of the book, meanwhile, are merely “nitpicking” and “hairsplitting.”

David Stoll’s book Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans apparently originally exposed the book as dishonest. Don’t read one without the other!

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