I rarely block people. When I do, it is for these reasons.
Category Archives: Language and logic
Why doesn’t reasoning (with people) work?
What is wrong with their (and our) heads? Why do truth and reason not persuade us?
What you can do with an English major; or, How to be a pro bono counterintelligence operative
What can you do with an English major? I’m gonna tell ya. Well, I should confess: I’m not a real English major. But I hereby confer an honorary English major upon myself, on account of Mrs. MacMeans and Mrs. Stallard and Miss Mann and Mrs. Garrett and others did such a smash-up job of teachingContinue reading “What you can do with an English major; or, How to be a pro bono counterintelligence operative”
The profanity presidency
The Profanity Presidency” is the title of Peter Baker’s column in today’s New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/19/us/politics/trump-language.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share Baker says: “No one has debased the civil discourse in this country more than President Trump, and the president really does set the tone in the country,“ said Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California. “We see it reflectedContinue reading “The profanity presidency”