Word Magic
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Radical Islam, Euphemisms, and the Labor of Selective Tradition

By refusing to talk about Islamism, President Obama is ceding the terms of debate to the likes of Trump.

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Rhodes to Ruin

Postmodern politicking didn’t start with the Obama Administration, but it has reached its apotheosis with Ben Rhodes.

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Dots Wanting Connection: A Press Review

The President and his Administration have shown a marked preference for words in lieu of deeds, and the mainstream press has rarely called them out on this.

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