Let’s get one thing straight beforehand, people. There is no controversy here. Both parties in the gun control discussion agree completely on this. People kill people. Yes, they do. Yessir. Right you are. But let’s get another thing straight as well, while we’re at it: A truism does not a meaningful argument make! In fact,…

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In Dutch intellectual circles, it is considered bon ton to deplore the ever-increasing pollution of the beautiful–and quite self-sufficient, thank you!–Dutch language with borrowed English terms. Oddly enough, these deplorations are usually uttered in sentences riddles with vocabulary originating in Greek, Latin, and French–not to mention German.

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