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Quantifying Political Correctness

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” — George Orwell I have always been annoyed by the American political correctness movement. Its reach is so extensive that it has changed some of the older words in the English lexicon. In some … Continue reading

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Offensive Sports Teams and Cereals, Oh My!

Pino at Tarheel Red instigated a fairly spirited discussion on his site yesterday about the extremes to which political correctness has pervaded the national dialogue, particularly in the context of naming sports teams. I attended Stanford as an undergraduate and … Continue reading

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