Johan Lehrer tries to understand himself —
In July 2012, science writer Jonah Lehrer resigned from The New Yorker
under a cloud of shame, after it was revealed that his latest book, Imagine
, was full of fabricated quotations. Yesterday, he took what he may have been hoping was a first step toward rehabilitating his public image by giving a confessional talk at a Knight Foundation seminar in Miami.
If image-rehabilitation was his goal, it probably didn't work, because most of the coverage of his talk was snarky and cynical…