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A Critique of Politically Correct Language
By Ben O’Neill
This article appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Defenders of politically correct language claim that such speech reduces offensive behavior and encourages conscious thinking about individual merits. On the contrary, the drive for politically correct language relegates more and more terms to the exclusive domain of bullies, while requiring unthinking, reflexive adherence to the latest stupid language fashions.



Other Independent Review articles by Ben O’Neill
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Volume 16 Number 2
Fall 2011

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