Give me doubleplusgood or give me death!

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September 15, 2011
Future of Freedom Foundation
by Wendy McElroy  
Posted in Commentary

"George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, got a few things wrong -- for example, the date. But he was dead-on in depicting the cause-and-effect relationship between language and politics, between language and our ability to think clearly; the process of using words as social control was called Newspeak. What cannot be expressed cannot be effectively understood or opposed. Neutralizing language defuses the most powerful weapon against oppression: the ability to think." (09/15/11)  

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