WORDS ABOUT WORDS
It is a curious fact of history that mass movements often invent their own vocabularies. The Jacobins did it during the French Revolution; the antiwar protesters did it during the nineteen-sixties; and so, too, did stock-market investors during the nineteen-eighties and nineties.
John Cassidy, American journalist, The New Yorker, 2002
Posted on August 7, 1998 at 6:40 AM