I have an essay on the New Politics website about some of the traps that language creates for us, both as writers and as readers. I look specifically at what I call troublesome words, words that by origin or connotation carry with them some unintended (and sometimes offensive) meaning. I wonder aloud what we should do when we encounter them, but don’t offer an answer so much as an approach.
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The film is about a group of ex-Panthers, and what happens to them after the decline of the Party. It also poses some important questions, I think, about the Party’s legacy.
It’s a great film, well worth watching.