Sunday, October 30, 2011

Word Wars

A word can become a compacted doctrine.
-- William Empson, The Structure of Complex Words (1951)

We have earlier noticed how substantive issues can be disguised as a wrestling over

Now there has been another terminological volley in the never-ending abortion-wars.  This one, the “personhood” movement.  You can read all about it on the front page of this morning’s “Outlook” section of the Washington Post, in an article titled “Pro-life’s new tactic:  Redefine a ‘person’”, or read it (clumsily re-titled) online:

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