colonialism: The colonial system or principle. Now frequently used in the derogatory sense of an alleged policy of exploitation of backward or weak peoples by a large power. Colonialism is a set of unequal relationships. In the bad old days of the European exploitation of India and Africa, the unequal relationship was set up and […]
Much of our legal phraseology derives from a time when English, Latin, and French were jostling for dominance in English.
Only five of the Seven Sisters remain women’s colleges.
Since both “angry” and “indignant” mean “feeling wrathful,” what difference can be found between them?
The alienated youthful underclass spreading destruction in city streets in England this week has its counterpart in the United States.
The designers of the U.S. Great Seal of 1782 drew at least two of their mottos from the writings of the Latin poet Virgil. They may have got “E pluribus unum” from The Gentleman’s Magazine.