Tuesday, 22 November 2016

"Advanced Orwellian Bullshit"

My comment on this post at stalwart Samizdata (fifteen years!), on the UK government's "anti-extremism unit", intervening in a Kent school's decision to invite Milo Yiannopoulos from giving a talk...
"As the word “extreme” is simply an adjective without reference to any standard until applied to one, so a “counter-extremism unit” within the central government can only be, in both name and function, a deliberate nonsense intended to impeach effective criticism whilst concealing any objective standard, precept or principle against which “extremism” could be measured, thus impeding further criticism."

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