Weekday Reading #23

Mark Movsesian in Compact discusses the geopolitical situation of Armenia.

Will Charles III be the Perennialist King we are hoping for? Esmé Partridge makes the affirmative case at UnHerd.

Dan Simons picks over the remains of Britain following the death of QE2 at IM-1776.

While at Quadrant, Anthony Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple) discusses the role that the assault on language plays in the culture wars.

Will Orr-Ewing on the essential role of habit in education at The Critic.

Finally, John Schweppe at The American Conservative discusses the new landscape for Republicans on abortion post-Dobbs.

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  1. That is a great article by Anthony Daniels on the assault on language in the culture wars. It was incidentally summarised by Terry over on Currency Lad.

    A fundamental failing of the Left, right after irrationality, hypocrisy, and projection, is the unshakeable belief, born of indoctrination, that you can change the nature of something by merely “re-naming” it.



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  2. While at Quadrant, Anthony Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple) discusses the role that the assault on language plays in the culture wars.

    The Linguistic Termites Are Every­where

    Dover you should add the following to your list

    https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/view_episode_scripts.php?tv-show=upstart-crow-2016&episode=s01e03

    I was introduced to Upstart Crow by my Daughter and Grandkids last week in Melbourne and fell over laughing

    It reminded me of studying Shakespeare in High School – Why use one word when you can use 7

    – I’ve sent word to the theatre that the two tunnels which lie beneath the bridge be blocked.

    Pardon? The two tunnels which lie beneath the bridge be blocked.

    Two tunnels? Beneath a bridge? Anyone? Nose, my loves.

    Why didn’t you just say “nose”? It’s what I do!

    I mean, all you really do is jumble up the words.

    Well, I I admit, I do do a fair bit of word-jumbling, and I’m not apologising for that, but also, I create language, inventing phrases that I’m sure one day will be in common usage.


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