A friend of mine just shared a quote
They lie to us, we know they're lying, they know we know they're lying, but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them.
And attributed it to Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
When searching in the web to see if it was really from him, I found:
This reference, which also doesn't state any books or the context of the quote.
This reference, which attributes the quote to Elena Gorokhova, more specifically, the book A Mountain of Crumbs.
Knowing one source of that quote, now, I wonder if Alexander Solzhenitsyn said or wrote it somewhere.