Mr. Hultberg's essay is the best politics essay I've read. Out of all my reading on politics, this essay hits on and dissects the essence of human activity where rule is concerned: language.
So intimate is language in politics, the euphemism for control, that it's rare someone notices language's involvement in this arena and discourses about it. This discourse is a plea to people his kind and not his kind to become his kind to turn the tide of life because he recognizes the picture before him (after recognizing its factors, the factors' connections and separations and, consequently, their direction) necessitates that turn if everyone wants to live well.
Few things comprehended spurn the individual to action as well as comprehending language, the commonality in every human activity (and is, I believe, logic in long/definition format). Upon this comprehension, the individual drops or continues to avert the superficial and dodges deceit or exposes it and moves on.
Good Lord, I love the Daily Paul, a forum for inquiry and discourse, where learning occurs around the clock. Mr. Hultberg, thank you for this astute essay on language in politics and, outside it, as a reminder that language is thinking expressed. Yes, the politician and professor -- and everyone else! -- really do tell you their natures and intentions! It's up to you, the receiver, to comprehend them.
Forever live the ability to identify and discuss. Forever live the short-long relationship, the term-definition relationship, a main characteristic of society, which is derived from the individual's ability to comprehend. This is to that as that is to this -- A:B::B:A.
School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me
Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton