The end of civilization ... Organized crime ... Tribalism ... Law of the prison yard ,,,
These are some of the words that James Stewart uses to describe a plague sweeping across America. The greatest damage, he says, comes from role-models who take a solemn oath to tell the truth ... and then lie. Even when convicted of lying, they continue their offensive performance. In Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America, brings together the stories of four convicted criminals: Martha Stewart, "Scooter" Libby, Barry Bonds and Bernie Madoff. The complicity of lawyers, the SEC, baseball owners, the media and gullible (and frequently dishonest) supporters further enables their delusions. Democracy requires justice. When justice is perverted and obstructed by willful lying, democracy is imperiled.