Why Hillary Clinton Needs to Be Two-Faced – by Jonathan Rausch – The New York Times

“The Japanese, whose political culture is less idealistic than our own, have a vocabulary for socially constructive lying. “Honne” (from “true sound”) is what we really believe. “Tatemae” (from “facade”) is what we aver in public. Using honne when tatemae is called for is considered not bravely honest but rude and antisocial, and rightly so. Unnecessary and excessive directness hurts feelings, foments conflict and complicates coexistence.”

Source: Why Hillary Clinton Needs to Be Two-Faced – The New York Times

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