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politics and the English language

Reader comment on item: Colby College Signals "Conservatives Need Not Apply"

Submitted by myth (Germany), Oct 26, 2021 at 16:18

This job-opening illustrates George Orwell's essay "politics and the English language". The words picked from the DEI-vocabulary seemingly thrown in at random are not explained and remain unrelated to the professional job-requirements. I describe this as eloquent nonsense. But this is far from innocent, Orwell would argue. The words serve a political function even if they have hardly any meaning in their context.


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