Words Have Consequences: Sarah Palin meets Der Spiegel


Der Spiegel‘s Peter Ross Range, has written an article on Sarah Palin’s use of language and the negative and perhaps hate-inspiring, consequences, that her words may be having on those who are actually listening. What kind of “epistemic communities” are being created by those who choose to truly listen to and understand those words?

The article can be found here: The Lone Ranger: Palin’s Breathtaking Naivete

On that note, I leave you on this crisp autumnal morning with a quotation from Lewis Mumford, from his book The Conduct of Life:

“What our civilization needs today, as a condition for increasing human maturity and for inner renewal, is the cultivation of an exquisite sensitivity and an incomparable tenderness. (153)” – Lewis Mumford

Perhaps, this will help lead us where we need to go. And yet…

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