Love and Lies

Love and LiesJust in time for Valentine’s Day, The Sunday Boston Globe published my review of philosopher Clancy Martin’s Love and Lies: An Essay on Truthfulness, Deceit, and the Growth and Care of Erotic Love. And just in time for tax day, here’s a link!

And here’s a snippet from the piece:

What do you know about your lover? What secrets might he be hiding? Or maybe this is more important: What does your lover know about you? Which of your sins does she know yet keep silent about? For that matter, what do you know about love?

“Love and Lies: An Essay on Truthfulness, Deceit, and the Growth and Care of Erotic Love,” Clancy Martin’s spirited attack on standard notions of romantic love, argues that most of us know little about this coveted emotion. Love isn’t, Martin argues, a refuge of crystalline honesty. What love is, at best, is mutually assured deception — and deep satisfaction. The satisfaction depends on the deception, and we ignore that at our heart’s peril. Make no mistake, Martin believes in the power of love. Deceit just interests him more.

Advertisements

One Response to Love and Lies

  1. fjgouldner says:

    Good shit!

%d bloggers like this: