Rectification of Names: Let's Call Obama Era What It Is

Conservative author Jonah Goldberg has come up with a great idea for his next book. It's the Confucian idea of “The Rectification of the Names.” He illustrates his epiphany with a long Confucian quote: A superior man, in regard to what he does not know, shows a cautious reserve. If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and music do not flourish. When proprieties and music do not flourish, punishments will not be properly awarded. When punishments are not properly awarded, the people do not know how to move hand or foot. Don't look now, Jonah, but you already wrote two books on the rectification of the names. The first was called Liberal Fascism, about the idea that, really, liberalism/progressivism is a form of fascism. The second was The Tyranny of Cliches:...(Read Full Article)

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