By Selwyn Duke
It has been said that the side that defines the vocabulary of a debate wins the debate. This idea was expressed in George Orwell's book 1984 with "Newspeak," which was the name given to the language paradigm that the oppressive government portrayed in the book sought to foist upon its people. The purpose of Newspeak was as follows:
". . . not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits . . . but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak was adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought should be literally unthinkable."
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