July 18, 2014

THOUGHTS ON THE CORRUPTION OF LANGUAGE: “As I was writing my rebuttal it suddenly fell on me that ‘Socially liberal’ doesn’t mean what it used to. It used to mean — well, in any case, it used to be plausibly interpretable as — wanting the government to be uninvolved in social matters. But to the extent that the Democrats represent social liberalism anymore, here’s what it means now.”