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The Plague-Ground – All issues are political issues

I was raised on politics and the English language. Or rather, on Politics and the English Language. That’s the title of George Orwell’s essay on how thought may corrupt language, but language also corrupts thought – and now more than…

The Plague-Ground – Why can’t I read anymore?

I haven’t read a book in well over a year. Sure, I dip into books, extracting what I need for work. Often and ironically, this involves writers whom I invite to Ramsay Talks to speak about their . . . books. I also listen to books feverishly,…