Truth or Dare

London / 2018

Truth or Dare
Politics in Public


            “We are children of the Enlightenment who have been taught that we must always dig beneath the surface to get at the truth, and that nothing is more of the surface than rhetoric, that slap of paint that politicians use to cover goodness knows what. So for us, causality always runs from underlying politics to language. But there have been moments, in modern as well as ancient history, when some observers have come to believe that the causality can flow the other way: that it’s when public language fails and collective deliberation is no longer possible, that the wider language goes south and the institutions of politics and the state begin to spiral down.” Mark Thompson, Enough Said: What’s gone wrong with the Language of Politics?

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