© Ilustração de Tom Bachtell
(…) On the whole, 2017 was not a great year for the English language. Reality is running ahead of our vocabulary. For one thing, no good terms have emerged to describe the current state of political affairs. What is the ideology of this Administration? It is not social conservatism or neoliberalism, and it is certainly not populism (though it may be faux populism). “Nationalism” seems to be the default term, but that does not capture the freebooting and bullying behavior of everyday political life. Normal terms do not apply. We are living in a down-is-up, war-is-peace world.
Texto de Louis Menand para ler na íntegra aqui.