Memo to literate people: do you really want to shrink language? |

 Under the onslaught of political correctness, numbing education, fake mainstream news, and other covert techniques, an attack on language is taking place. Anyone who hasn’t been living in a cave can see this. The solution is: go the other way. Refuse to back down. Refuse the pressure to shrink language. Reject the attempt to shrink formal argument and logic to slogans and mottos and vague generalities. If necessary, educate your own children. Teach them English and literature and logic. Thus, make them smarter, not dumber. Expand their capacity to use language. Large numbers of people are heading deeper into idiocracy, but this is no reason to abandon the quest for greater intelligence. This is no reason to despair. Life is not a search for the lowest common denominator. Others may think so, but you don’t have to. In my 12 years of formal education, the smartest thing I did was enroll in two college courses in logic. The professor was a brilliant hair-splitter. He could discern the

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