The View From 1776
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Liberals don’t do specifics; they deal in large abstractions, which are better suited for class warfare.
In The Danger of Abstract Words, Wilfred M. McClay discusses the use of broad, abstract terms to cloak special-interest aims with the aura of universality.
We have a chronic problem in America with abstract words. We cannot do without them, since they are carriers of our highest ideals and aspirations: