Is it important to tell the truth? Traditionally we have been
taught that honesty is very important,
a democratic virtue. Our American
lore, such as George Washington's cherry tree or Honest Abe's penny,
stress the importance of honesty. But can there be honesty without
The intellectuals of our time teach that there is no common
truth--to each his own. Many truths, however, really mean there
is no real truth. Can any social organization, including society
itself, properly operate without some agreement on what is true?
We have put together a special focus on this issue.
Are You Ready?
A new year can be a source of hope or a source
of despair. How are you feeling about 1998? What lies ahead?
Check out our
special focus on
the holidays for insights about this and any new year.
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