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Do Liars Get Caught on Purpose? - Malcom Knox

Complete video at: Author Malcolm Knox contends that liars and hypocrites do not always lack honor, but feel a masochistic desire to get caught. "It's the mortification they seek, the private paradoxical thrill of taking control of the causes of pain," he says. ----- Join Walkley award-winning journalist and novelist Malcolm Knox (Jamaica, Scattered, Secrets of the Jury Room, A Private Man) for a provocative exploration of honor in contemporary life. The lecture poses questions about the incentive for behaving with honor towards others. Why not lie and cheat? Why, post-God and post-modernity, should one act with integrity? How can we move towards a rejuvenated code in an age when honor seems obsolete? - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Malcolm Knox is the author of ten books including the novels Summerland, A Private Man and, most recently, Jamaica, winner of the Colin Roderick Award and shortlisted for the inaugural Prime Minister's Literary Award. His fiction has been published around the world. Journalist, literary editor with the Sydney Morning Herald and winner of Walkley awards for journalism in 2004 and 2007, he is also a board member of the Copyright Agency Limited.
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