Tag: Orwell

Introducing “Education and the English Language,” a periodic series.

More than any other space in American public thought and comment, I find “education” beset with corrupt, unhelpful, or dishonest uses of language. Start with the word itself. We can come much closer as a society to defining with clarity the concept of “war,” for all its euphemisms, than we can the concept of “education.” War essentially means killing people…

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