Edward Skidelsky

Prospect Magazine

  1. Words that think for us: military language

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    Ours is a uniquely demilitarised society. War and service are remote from everyday civilian experience. Perhaps in consequence, our language abounds in the crassest military metaphors. Take for instance “the war on x,” where x stands for an abstract entity. The original such war was Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty,...

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