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What is the Cost of Lies

What is the Cost of Lies?

Valery Legasov.  The chief of a commission investigating the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.  Before committing suicide, he records his words in audiotapes.  With a cup of tea, an ashtray and a Soviet-era cassette recorder, he says:


“What is the cost of lies?”

“It’s not that we will mistake them for the truth.  The real danger is that, if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.”

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