2 Vetting the Source

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

—Spencer Johnson,author of Who Moved My Cheese?

News often provokes the question “Who’s telling the truth?” During development of this book, three people surfaced in the news daily and all of them had millions of people asking, “Can we believe him?” It was an important question because each newsmaker’s actions affected people in many places around the world.

Some people asked a deeper question related to their statements: “Does he believe himself?” That is, does the person himself think he is telling the truth?

The three people are Edward Snowden, Barack Obama, and Vladimir Putin, and it’s their widespread influence through word and deed ...

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