Posted: March 28, 2016 Filed under: Censorship, Education, Mediasphere, Politics, Think Tank | Tags: college, Free speech, George Will, Marxism, PC, PC Police, Politically Correct, Prager University, Progressivism, Safe Spaces, Speech Police, The Washington Post, Totalitarianism, Washington D.C., Washington Redskins
Is there a point where the “P.C. Police” are satisfied? Are there ever “enough” rules governing the jokes we tell, the mascots of sports teams, or the symbols on city seals? Or should we want a society as non-offensive as the American college campus? George Will, Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, imagines what an idyllic politically correct universe would look like.
Posted: March 8, 2015 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Email, Fox News Sunday, George Orwell, George Will, Hillary Clinton, media, National Review, news, Orwellian, Totalitarianism, video
At The Corner, Nick Tell writes:
On Fox News Sunday earlier today, George Will had fierce words for both Clintons in the wake of this week’s revelations about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in her time as secretary of state.
“It’s axiomatic that the worst political scandals are those that reinforce a pre-existing, negative perception. The Clintons come trailing clouds of entitlement and concealment and legalistic, Jesuitical reasonings — the kind of people who could find a loophole in a stop sign.”
Will added, citing the famous “he who controls the past…” mantra of the totalitarian regime in Orwell’s novel 1984,
“Her obvious motive was to conceal. You conceal in order to control. And that’s what makes this literally, strictly speaking, Orwellian. This is a way of controlling what we will know about the history of our country. And it is deeply sinister.”
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