How to lose a civilization

A very large memory hole is being dug in Britain, one sufficient to destroy the foundations of the civilization which brought science, mass democracy, and progress to mankind in the course of creating modernity. This goes beyond political correctness run amok; it is civilizational suicide by amnesia, starting with the next generation, the children. The UK Telegraph reports: Oxford University Press has removed words like "aisle", "bishop", "chapel", "empire" and "monarch" from its Junior Dictionary and replaced them with words like "blog", "broadband" and "celebrity". Dozens of words related to the countryside have also been culled. The publisher claims the changes have been made to reflect the fact that Britain is a modern, multicultural, multifaith society. But academics and head teachers said that the changes to the 10,000 word Junior Dictionary could mean that children lose touch with Britain's...(Read Full Post)