Articles by Edward Skidelsky
Edward Skidelsky / November 17, 2010
Seeking closure from the self-help lexicon
Totalitarian-style language is creeping westwards
There’s a deadening logic to the anti-language of art criticism
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...
Edward Skidelsky on a word that has gone from the sublime to the shapeless
Edward Skidelsky exposes abuses of language
Whenever a costly and useless bureaucratic reform is proposed, it is said to be “in the interests of transparency.” Sometimes the word “accountability” is added, or—for extra...