Evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers and linguist Noam Chomsky talk about deceit and self-deception in Seed Magazine.
"…these massive industries of persuasion and deception, which… are also inducing a form of either ignorance or self-deception in listeners, where they come to believe that they know the truth when in fact they’re just being manipulated." -Robert Trivers
"We just cannot adopt toward ourselves the same attitudes that we adopt easily and in fact, reflexively, when others commit crimes. No matter how strong the evidence." -Noam Chomsky
Article and a link to a video excerpt from their conversation>>