TV Club: American Crime: “Episode Nine”

One of the quotes that I think about most is the following from Madeleine L’Engle:

“Truth is what is true, and it’s not necessarily factual. Truth and fact are not the same thing. Truth does not contradict or deny facts, but it goes through and beyond facts. This is something that it is very difficult for some people to understand. Truth can be dangerous.”

When she said this, L’Engle likely imagined a very specific kind of truth—one that evolved beyond human meddling, unbound by the trivialities of reality. L’Engle’s version is something specific, something I’ll refer to as capital-T Truth for purposes of the rest of the review, for reasons you’ll understand momentarily.

As lovely as L’Engle’s Truth sounds, it’s a far cry for what passes for truth now. As we now know, truth is too often something twisted …

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