Thursday, April 21, 2016
Hamilton's Barbarian Trials
Columbia University announces the winners of the 2016 Pulitzer Prizes, including Lin-Manuel Miranda for drama, William Finnegan for biography, and T. J. Stiles for history.
"When an honest man speaks, he says only what he believes to be true; and for the liar, it is correspondingly indispensable that he considers his statements to be false. For the bullshitter, however, all bets are off.... He does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of truth than lies are." --Harry Frankfurt, 2005