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  • What is the cost of lies? It's not that we'll mistake them for the truth.

  • The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.

recognize [ˈrɛkəɡˌnaɪz]

vt. 认出、识别、承认

vi. 承认,确认、[法律]具结,立保证书

  • What can we do then? What else is left but to abandon even the hope of truth and content ourselves instead with stories?

  • In these stories, it doesn't matter who the heroes are. Who is to blame?

blame [blem]

vt. 指责,责怪、归咎于

n. 责备、责任、过失

  • In this story, it was Anatoly Dyatlov. He was the best choice.

  • An arrogant, unpleasant man, he ran the room that night, he gave the orders and no friends. Or, at least, not important ones.

arrogant [ˈærəɡənt]

adj. 傲慢的,自大的、带有傲慢,出自傲慢、骄慢、骄

unpleasant [ʌnˈplɛzənt]

adj. 使人不愉快的、不合意的、讨厌的、不客气的

  • And now Dyatlov will spend the next ten years in a prison labor camp.

camp [kæmp]

n. 营地,工地宿舍、阵营(指观点相同且与持不同观点者对立的集团)、兵营、(度假者、旅游者,尤指青少年的)野营地

vt.& vi. 宿营,露营

adj. 夸张的、(男子)女人腔的、陈腐可笑的、(男人或其举止)故意带女子气的

vi. (尤指在假日)野营、借住、行动矫揉造作、搞同性恋

vt. 使扎营(住宿)、使宿于营中、为…提供住处、临时安顿

  • Of course, that sentence is doubly unfair. There were far greater *criminals8 than him at work.

sentence [ˈsɛntəns]

n. 句子、宣判

vt. 宣判,判决

doubly [ˈdʌbli]

adv. 加倍地,双倍地、两方面地、有双重原因造成、倍增

  • And as for what Dyatlov did do, the man doesn't deserve prison. He deserves death.

prison [ˈprɪzən]

n. 监狱、牢笼、监禁、入狱