The Beachcomber

The Semantics of Police Violence

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large

October 5, 2020

In his 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language”, George Orwell makes two key observations--the rhetorical choices we make in writing are inherently political, and our political climate is driven by the way people choose to manipulate the English language.  Never has this analysis seemed more apt than...