Dr. Cory Grewell is associate professor of literature at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA. He is a reader and writer of private eye fiction, and a lover of golf, good food and drink, and low-brow music. A native of rural Montana, he has taught in rural Pennsylvania to as far as Dubai. He can be emailed at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @CoryGrewell.
The turn language is taking in politics calls to mind that controlling language to control thought was a prime goal of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s ‘1984.’
People objecting to the University of Wyoming’s cowboy ad campaign miss that there is more meaning in the cowboy stereotype than university officials seem willing to own.
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