the Debt We Owe to the Truth #ChernobylHBO

The lesson of Chernobyl is that lying and ignoring facts comes with a deadly cost and we can do it and we can keep doing it. We can keep electing reality television stars to office and we can keep believing what we want to believe and reading things on Facebook and deciding that they’re true, but we are accruing a debt to the truth and that debt comes due one way or the other.

This interview with the creator Craig Mazin is fascinating on many levels, not just the show itself. First episode alone made Chernobyl my favorite TV show of 2019.