12 Jul 2007

Debryshire on Political Correctness

John Derbyshire contemplates Political Correctness, the modern species of cant, distinguishing what he chooses to call Weak PC, its “speech and manners” expression (which he is willing to endorse) from Strong PC, the ideology itself which controls our universities and which has what Derbyshire considers disastrous impact on contemporary policies pertaining to education, immigration, law enforcement, and war.

Derbyshire is optimistic that the pendulum will swing away from the worst excesses of today’s Strong PC:

You may drive Nature out with a pitchfork, said Horace, but she will come running back. So she will. I believe we can already hear the pattering sound of her feet coming up the path.

Hat tip to Karen L. Myers.


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