Unfortunately, the author’s viewpoint is too often narrowly focused along racial lines. The majority of hoaxes and put-up jobs seem to redound upon some poor Native or African American. That’s simply not true, and it makes for tiresome reading, in part. Nevertheless, the author makes sterling comments and analysis of the ways in which the liars, plagiarists, and hoaxsters play upon the credulous crowds. That has never been more true than today, when deconstructionism – everything is open to private interpretation and private truth – has atomized society and made everyone a victim (some more, some less), so that more and more people feel free to steal from and gull their fellow man.
Top-notch prose. There’s some really good writing here. Recommended.