Book: The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life

According to the Economist reviewing this 2011 book by Robert Trivers, “In The Folly of Fools Robert Trivers…explains that the most effectively devious people are often unaware of their deceit. Self-deception makes it easier to manipulate others to get ahead. Particularly intelligent people can be especially good at deceiving themselves. Mining research in biology, neurophysiology, immunology and psychology, Mr. Trivers delivers a swift tour of the links between deception and evolutionary progress.”

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