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Timur Kuran

Professor of economics, University of Southern California, author of Private Truths, Public Lies: The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification (1995, Harvard University Press)


Even in democratic societies, where the right to think, speak and act freely enjoys official protection, and where tolerance is a prized virtue, unorthodox views can evoke enormous hostility.

1995 - from the preface to Private Truths, Public Lies
We live in an age of escalating intellectual balkanization.

1995 - from the preface to Private Truths, Public Lies