Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Censor these dreadful arguments

Nice quote from a long article about political correctness by Nick Cohen.
  • A belief that a misplaced word or awkward phrase reveals your opponent’s hidden meanings and unquestioned assumptions. The wised-up need only decode the slips, and the mask will be ripped off and everyone will see the oppressor’s true face.
Yes, this is a terrible form of argumentation which needs to die. It is a lazy substitute for actually engaging with one's opponent's views.