Wednesday, December 02, 2009

This Blog Post is Inappropriate

Edward Skidelsky nails it: the smarmy bureaucratic coercion of the word "inappropriate".

From Arts & Letters Daily, in the blogroll.



Blogger Snoozepossum said...

Thanks for linking - it's a good article.

Skidelsky's observation about invoking institutional context is dead on. The vagueness of the terms and the connotational baggage make them very convenient for personal agenda spin, without all the annoying bother of having to prove what was actually wrong with the behavior.

If you're an employer who wants to sabotage someone, it's almost as useful as "not a team player" as an empty catch-all smear.

8:31 AM  

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