Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pearcey Report in Yahoo! News

By Rick Pearcey

Somebody at Yahoo! seems to like some of our headlines.

The latest example of this is found at the bottom of a story titled, "Iran Call for U.S. to End Support of Israel."

See the section "Most Blogged - World" and click on "blogs about this story (5)."

Here's the headline that caught Yahoo!'s attention: "Iran Leader Demands Change: Says U.S. Must Apologize for Crimes."

That Ahmadinejad can manipulate "change" his way demonstrates how meaningless a linguistic symbol it is without a fixed and definite content rooted in reality.

That kind of rootless "change" can turn hopes and votes into plain old despair.

For more on the challenge of "change," see philosopher Angus Mengue on "Regarding Change: Liberals Drink Deeply From Fascist Well."

Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report (articles).

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