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‘Sleeping genius’ and violent incompetence

In the USSR, alongside with immeasurable glorification of the Soviet statehood, there existed special cult of fighters against the arbitrary state rule employed as an exploitation tool. Rebels, terrorists, revolutionaries of all sorts belonging to various epochs and geographical locations, were seen as foregoers or supporters of the socialist state, …

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Why the n-words got forbidden?

Ann-Charlotte Altstadt refers to the book critical of the language police and the language tolerance advocates. There are actually few themes provoking such heated dispute as the one relating to meaning of words. Language, as it is, has no political orientation, either “right” or “left”, assert linguists Lars Melin and …

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