‘Judy Berman is wrong about Jonathan Chait: missing the point about the language police’ | TwistedSpeech.com


“That’s the crazy thing about the entire rhetoric of political correctness: it assumes internal motives and values in those it shames. Political correctness offers a simplistic interpretative move: each time you do or say certain things, you are guilty of one or more motives found within a short, mass-produced book of unforgivable sins, tabbed for quick reference and edited for instant outrage.

“Or, to pervert the master interpreter of motives, for the language police, a cigar is never ever just a cigar.”

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