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Fictionalizing the truth

"Fictionalizing the truth" Continued...

Issue: "Foster or faster?," June 6, 1998

Good story. But it never happened. Neither Ian and Jukt Micronics nor anyone else quoted in the article actually exist.

But why should the 25-year-old Mr. Glass be fired? He was only applying what he learned in college, that there are no absolutes, that truth is nothing more than an imaginative construction.

Interestingly, most of these violations of the boundary between fact and fiction stirred up outrage and resulted in apologies, legal settlements, or disciplinary action. It seems that the law, professional ethics codes, and common sense-all of which have grown out of an earlier worldview- do not buy into relativism.

Gene Edward Veith
Gene Edward Veith

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