"The Cheating Culture"

December 22, 2003 | Salon |

David Callahan explains to Salon.com's Heather Havrilesky why Americans lie more now than they did in the '50s, '60s or '70s.

"I think that the gap between expectations and realities is enough to make people feel as though the social contract that's been promised to them hasn't delivered, which can make them feel that it's OK to do whatever it takes to level the playing field, and get the things that have been denied to them."