logic is better than sex
posted by alex @ 1:45 AM
This issue really gets peoples' blood boiling. When I was a Hill aide (back in the mid 1990s), I got a call from a Greek-American constituent who had heard a rumor that on a flyer for a USIA-sponsored panel discussion at a university on a totally different topic, one of the panelists was identified as Macedonian. The constituent was irate, and when I promised I'd look into it, mobilized around 300 other Greek-Americans to leave messages on my voicemail urging me to get my boss to take action. All this because of a flyer designed by some poor undergraduate for a panel that few people would attend...As you said, names are important.
Interesting...it seems like battles over language (tax cuts vs. tax relief) play an increasingly important role, in both domestic and international politics.
lest we forget languages pivotal role in postmodern theory everyone loves to hate.
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