Category: Deception

The Sin of Mislabeling

This article contains my thoughts on a quote I see from time to time in literature about forgeries. I offer my opinions about the merit and meaning of the quote and also my investigation into the history of the quote. If you have any… Continue Reading “The Sin of Mislabeling”

Defining Hoax

Hoax has been defined in many different ways. The definition which I find most useful and appropriate is “something created to temporarily deceive”. It differs from forgery in that a forgery is “something created to deceive forever”. “1796 (v.) “ridicule; deceive with a fabrication,”… Continue Reading “Defining Hoax”

Russian Active Measures

“The most powerful enemy can be vanquished only by exerting the utmost effort, and by the most thorough, careful, attentive, skillful, and obligatory use of any, even the smallest, rift between the enemies, any conflicts of interests among the bourgeoisie of the various countries… Continue Reading “Russian Active Measures”

The Prince of Forgers

~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Who is the Prince of Forgers? Pirro Ligorio [1]? ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ [1] – Abbott, Frank Frost. “Some Spurious Inscriptions and Their Authors.” Classical Philology, vol. 3, no. 1, 1908, pp. 22–30. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/262031. Accessed 6 June 2020. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~… Continue Reading “The Prince of Forgers”

Defining Deception

“The neatest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist.” – Charles Baudelaire (1869). “If a written work has merit, and does not simply duplicate another work, then it is authentic and cannot be a forgery.” – L. Abraham… Continue Reading “Defining Deception”

Ten Examples of Deception

People have been deceiving others throughout all of recorded human history. Studying the ways that deception has been employed in the past can help us avoid being deceived in the future. Be it a fake tunnel painted on a brick wall or an AI… Continue Reading “Ten Examples of Deception”

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