Art, Truth and Politics
The following are excerpted passages from Harold Pinter’s Nobel speech, delivered on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The whole video (in Flash and WMV format) and speech, supplied by our webmaster, Rich Kastelein, can be found here.
The majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their