Origin of the specious at Ateneo: History and herstory


YEN MAKABENTA

(Last of 2 parts)
“It is easy to tell a lie, but hard to tell only one. The first lie must be thatched with another or it will rain through. More lies may come to be needed.”
– Sissela Bok

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THIS penetrating insight of philosopher Sissela Bok captures pithily the importance of truthfulness, and why people come to regret deceit, great and small.

As it is with individuals, so with institutions. Speciousness is corrosive of prestige and credibility.

If you google “Ateneo de Manila,” you are instantly transported to a website that tells in capsules Ateneo’s story.

I hesitated in using the word, “history.” Someone from the Ateneo sanggunian might correct me to say that it is now “herstory” also.

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