For guys like Deacon (and

For guys like Deacon (and the rest of the Power Line trio), former Harvard president Derek Bok patiently explains it all: “Why diversity matters.” See, there is no underlying question of justice; rather, the answer lies within the deeply meaningful opinion surveys of “students of institutions with diverse student bodies.” The guy can’t write very well, but we were always taught that muddled thought is the handmaiden of poor writing. And as I read the column, I can actually hear the author talking down to us. Or is it just my imagination? (Courtesy, of course, of RealClearPolitics).
In his classic essay “Politics and the English Language,” George Orwell observes that “modern writing at its worst does not consist in picking out words for the sake of their meaning and inventing images in order to make the meaning clearer. It consists in gumming together long strips of words which have already been set in order by someone else, and making the results presentable by sheer humbug.”


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