Josef Pieper, a German philosopher, 1904-1997, wrote this essay in 1974. His life spanned WW1, the turbulent 1920’s and the Nazi years. Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power begins with antiquity and the Sophists, experts in the art of twisting words. He writes of their ways as…”a danger & a threat to society in any era.” (p.1)
Jesus, the greatest teacher, ever, said, “Let your yes be yes and your no be no”.