MOR­PH­ING EN­EMY

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“Since 9/11, the po­lit­i­cal dis­course of Amer­i­can pol­i­tics has, ar­guably, de­scended to its low­est level since the Civil-War era when Abra­ham Lin­coln was typ­i­cally de­picted as a ‘know-noth­ing, Bi­ble-spout­ing ba­boon,’ “ says Paul J.J. Py­ack, founder of the Global Lan­guage Mon­i­tor, which tracks our chatty trends.

He adds, “It is very dif­fi­cult to pin­point the ex­act cause of this de­base­ment of po­lit­i­cal speech and rhetoric, but it has been sug­gested that in the face of a nearly in­vis­i­ble, con­stantly mor­ph­ing en­emy, we have turned the at­tack in­ward, upon our­selves, and our in­sti­tu­tions.”

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