Saturday, March 21, 2015

Controlling the Language to Control the Ideas

In the pages of the New Republic, a writer boldly requests that the word "taxpayer" should vanish:

'While “people” designates the broadest possible public as the subject of a political project, “taxpayer” advances a considerably narrower vision—and that's why we should eliminate it from political rhetoric and punditry.'

It's a bad word
and shouldn't be heard.

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