Monday, June 16, 2014

The babble of contemporary political discourse

I was watching The Interpreter. Someone is giving a speech at the UN. The speaker says, "We must not allow the peace of the world to be jeopardized. Not only is this a negation of democracy, it constitutes interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states."

I noted it because it sounded like a real UN speech, and is pure babble. What if "the people" vote for war? What if the sovereign in some nation is not democratic? But I bet someone has said something much like at the UN this month.



1 comment:

  1. Would you say that this applies to most, if not all, political ideologies (in the Aristotlean sense)?

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