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Lies and the death of democracy

20 July 2019

9:00 AM

20 July 2019

9:00 AM

Words matter, concepts matter. Without a shared understanding of language we’d live in a world of chaos. Truth, in other words, matters. If a word means different things to different people, then the word is useless as a means of communication. It’s the Humpty Dumpty approach to language: ‘when I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less’.

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