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February 11, 2013
The blatant lies told by Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o make me think that Friedrich Nietzsche was right after all with his statement, "The advantages of our time: Nothing is true, everything is permitted."
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February 11, 2013

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The blatant lies told by Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o make me think that Friedrich Nietzsche was right after all with his statement, "The advantages of our time: Nothing is true, everything is permitted."

Franklin A. Morse II, Suttons Bay, Mich.

Not in the Same League

While I enjoyed your article on Armstrong and Te'o (What Just Happened?), I don't think there is anything similar about these two men. Armstrong cheated and then lied for more than a decade about his doping and his performance during the Tour de France. He also attempted to destroy the lives of those who spoke out against him. Te'o simply lied about the nature of a personal relationship he was having online. Not much of a comparison.

Michael Mohamed Hamilton, Ont.

Linking the lives of Joe McCarthy and Bill Clinton to illustrate how public figures handle truth was misleading. Clinton lied about his sex life. McCarthy used his lies and false accusations to attack innocent citizens and to destroy our nation's fabric.

William A. McCartney, Delaware, Ohio

Ready for Prime Time

I really enjoyed your piece on Aaron Craft (The Art of Aaron Craft). However, I think the story should have noted that after making all-state as a safety on the football team at Ohio's Liberty-Benton High as a sophomore and again at quarterback as a junior, Craft dropped football in order to focus solely on basketball his senior year. Ohio State coach Thad Matta said Craft, as a result, was the best-prepared freshman he had ever seen.

Lee Caryer, Columbus, Ohio

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