Loughner, language and the Big Lie

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January 16, 2011
by Ilana Mercer  
Posted in Commentary

"Given time, the nation's mental-health mavens will confuse matters. They will likely assert, without any science, that misfiring neurotransmitters in the man's brain brought us to this point. It would appear, however, that what pushed Loughner into an abyss was the inability to 'read' the world around him. Words are symbols. They are used as agreed-upon conventions to make sense of the world. For Loughner, these constructs no longer corresponded to the things they are supposed to describe." (01/14/11)


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