“Ignorance is Strength: The Trump Administration’s Creepy War on Language”

 Carolyn Kaster/AP

Carolyn Kaster/AP


Karen Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security, writes in Mother Jones magazine that “the language of an America that the president and his associates reject has been under constant attack.” Greenberg notes her disappointment at a recent panel, when the word “refugee” was removed from discussion to appease Trump administration officials. “The very idea that the government can control what words we use and don’t at a university-related event seems to violate everything we as a country hold dear about the independence of educational institutions from government control, not to mention the sanctity of free speech and the importance of public debate.”
 

May 25, 2018

Karen Greenberg