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A Dictionary of Euphemisms for Imperial Decline

Cloaking violent, even murderous actions in anodyne language might help a few doubting functionaries sleep easier at night, but it should make the rest of us profoundly uneasy.

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Death: The Big Story That’s Rarely Covered Well

Public acceptance of killing thrives on abstractions. And, in turn, those abstractions are largely facilitated by news media.  Solomon examines how words can mask the ugly truth of state-sponsored killing.

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