Manage episode 335238150 series 3362905
Power, politics, narcissism, and revenge … yes, we cover it all in this wonderful discussion with Chris Pavone about TWO NIGHTS IN LISBON, his newest international thriller! We talk about fame – including its burdens, dangers, and pitfalls. Are people aware of the price they may have to pay for that lifestyle? What happens when the cost is you? What happens when people have more fame and power than they have maturity? We talk about societal pressures, and the addictive nature of affirmation through social media attention … as fleeting as it may be. We talk about courage, hope, and regret. We also discuss “the system,” and feeling like it might be stacked against you. Can you use unethical means to right those wrongs? Doesn't everyone have a justification for wrongdoing? Are some excuses better, or more legitimate, than others? Are there objective rights and wrongs, or is morality subjective? Who doesn’t tell lies, especially white lies? And wait until you hear our discussion about truth.