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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…

Where Is This Generation’s Joseph Nye Welch When We Need Him?

Imagine you're Justin Trudeau's speechwriter and you're on the phone with his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeu, who will soon give a speech in support of her husband. She says that one of the people she has always liked is Laureen Harper, Stephen…