JOHANNA M. COSTIGAN, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | NOVEMBER 10, 2016
“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
― George Orwell, 1984
In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory, many mourners view the results not simply with regret towards a White House they will oppose, but as the impending validation of a society they have dreaded.
Trump did not create the racism, sexism, religious intolerance and xenophobia that may have won him the presidency. He merely gave a voice to the existent ideology whose intent was to disenfranchise various groups of people, fellow Americans, in order to preserve the delusion that the America that was great had expired, and that Trump could bring it back. Continue reading “Trump and the Power of Language”