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“In the Land of Truth, the Man with One Fact is King”: The Corruption of Language and U.S. Intellectual History

(Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Rivka Maizlish. — Ben Alpers) “The shin-bone!” After enduring humiliating invective from a U.S. State Department official, Malcolm Tucker, Director of Communications for the Prime Minister in the British satirical film In The Loop, searches for the nastiest image he can find to take out his frustration on an inferior. Having found his inspiration with the shin-bone, Tucker continues: “I’m gonna take out your shin-bone,” he hisses, “and I’m gonna break it in half and use it to stab your body!” Shortly after this scene, the film comes to an end with Read more