The American South as Scapegoat

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 […]

Tautology and Pleonasms

Much of our legal phraseology derives from a time when English, Latin, and French were jostling for dominance in English.

The Great Seal of 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.