The House of Values: Language and the Human Person
by Mark Anthony Signorelli (July 2010)
The following is a speech delivered by Mr. Signorelli to the 2010 New English Review Symposium, "Decline Fall & Islam," on June 19, 2010.
In the third book of Gulliver’s Travels, Swift’s hero visits the famous Academy at Lagado, a passage which is generally understood as a parody of the Royal Society, and the single-minded commitment to scientific methodology which that institution represented to Swift. Among the ludicrous experiments being conducted by the Academy members is one undertaken by a professor in the School of Languages, which he calls “a scheme for abolishing all words whatsoever.” more>>>
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