Where can I find more on the Arabic concept of takazu or "mutual lying"?
January 3, 2014 1:38 PM Subscribe
recent profile of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in the New Republic
"Assad took pleasure in toying with the West. “He told me once, ‘When I sit with the Arabs, it’s a session of 'takazu’
—mutual lying, we say in Arabic,” says the former adviser."
posted by hamsterdam to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Web searches for takazu result in references to the same article. I assume there's an alternate English spelling that I haven't found. Can someone point me in the right direction?