Abuse of Language Abuse of Power

September 18, 2012 Book Club

Author: Josef Pieper
Synopsis: One of the great Catholic philosophers of our day reflects on the way language has been abused so that, instead of being a means of communicating the truth and entering more deeply into it, and of the acquisition of wisdom, it is being used to control people and manipulate them to achieve practical ends.
Rating: 3.25 stars
Quotes: “Not the most enjoyable to read, but great insights into the proper use of language and the corruption of its use.”
“Difficult in the beginning but interesting as it relates to today. The book club discussion made reading this book worthwhile.”