The false simplicity of populist rhetoric
Was AOC's speech really that hard to understand?
|Aug 19, 2020|
A popular language game in the discourse goes something like this. Someone articulates a political position using specialist jargon, or vocabulary that is (say) beyond a standard high school reading level, with long and complex sentences. Response:
If one agrees with them, one either ignores how they have articulated themselves, or one praises their bril…