The Social and Political Significance of “You”

By |2020-12-15T13:53:24-06:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Democracy, Language, Politics, Social Order|

Unlike most European languages, in which there is a formal and an informal mode of addressing someone else, the English word “you” lacks this distinction and the tremendous psychological barrier that accompanies it, and was thus crucial to promoting political democracy and social democracy. There are many, many things that strongly affect a person [...]