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Tag: Empathetic Correctness

The Disease of Self-Importance—Can We Find a Cure?

Every ruler had at least one jester and the jester was allowed to mock, poke fun and joke about those in power without repercussions. The role of the jester was to offer honesty and perspective. Monarchs knew that being surrounded by too many Yes Men who feared reprisal was unwise and dangerous. The jester’s job was to ground rulers and keep them from getting too full of themselves.

Something Wicked This Way Comes & Why Writers Could Be in Great Danger

What “warning labels” would be on your books or mine? With enough political pressure, could our writing disappear? If universities press down this path of making everyone happy and comfortable, will there be generations who no longer remember works like Huckleberry Finn or The Merchant of Venice? Or find them so “distasteful” the BUY buttons vanish?