13 August 2016   Leave a comment

Corruption in politics does not simply revolve around money.  Perhaps a more serious threat to democracy is the corruption of language associated with political rhetoric.  There are substantive reasons to be concerned about the way language has been misused in a number of recent political campaigns.  The current US presidential election is one egregious example of misleading rhetoric, but examples can be found in political campaigns in several other countries.

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The U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), a fighting force comprised of Arabs and Kurds, have taken control of the Syrian city of Manbij.  Thousands of displaced citizens returned to the city after the SDF forced out the forces of Daesh (the Islamic State).  The liberation of the city was a significant tactical step as it cuts off a central supply route for Daesh between Turkey and Syria.

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Posted August 14, 2016 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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