If Words Are Weapons, I Don’t Want to Be an Unwitting Warrior

If Words Are Weapons, I Don’t Want to Be an Unwitting Warrior

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If Words Are Weapons, I Don’t Want to Be an Unwitting Warrior

If I’m going to wield a weapon and fight in a war, I want to be conscious of the intricacies of the weapon I’m supposed to wield. And I’d certainly want to know which side I’m fighting on. A character in one of my favorite movies from the past decade, “Arrival,” argues, “Language is the foundation of civilization. It is the glue that holds a people together. It is the first weapon drawn in a…

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