Embassytown by China Miéville is a science fiction novel by the most imaginative writer writing today. In this recent novel, he portrays an alien world populated by intelligent aliens who speak with two mouths at the same time. Human ambassadors train in pairs for many years so that they can respond in kind and be understood by the aliens. Lying is unknown on the alien planet and when the human ambassadors are caught in a lie, pandemonium breaks out. At first, the aliens are entranced by lies because they are something new and alien to their thinking and culture. Eventually, the aliens react violently to lies and begin killing each other and ultimately the human ambassadors and their supporting staff. The Romney campaign reminded me of this book which I read shortly after it was published in May, 2011.