The majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power.

“[T]he majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed.”

~ Harold Pinter, Nobel Lecture (Literature), 2005

Nobel Lecture by Harold Pinter(46 minutes)

Harold Pinter’s Nobel Lecture was pre-recorded, and shown on video on 7 December 2005, in Börssalen at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm.

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