At the end of World War II, John Godfrey, the former Director of Britain's Naval Intelligence Division, identified two major weaknesses of the Nazi espionage bureaucracy: ‘wishfulness' and ‘yesmanship'. Wishfulness and yesmanship are not real words; they are strictly Godfrey's concoctions. Yet the behaviours behind these terms have changed history. And they are still with us today.
Language of Politics: A Free Workshop Series about Words and Struggle
Have you ever thought "do I really know what that word means?"
... Life's demands often lead us to stop defining words once we get "the basic idea." But political words, and the concepts to which they refer, are rooted in long histories of struggle. When we investigate these words, we find opportunities to strengthen our understanding of the world, better explain our current situation, and strategize in the face of injustice.
A good primer on how to tell someone they sound racist - a reasoning that can be applied to any argument.
ill Doctrine is a hip-hop video blog hosted by Jay Smooth, creator of the hip hop music blog and founder of New York's longest running hip-hop radio show, WBAI's Underground Railroad.