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Asshole Rising

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home
Stuart Whatley

Never was a word that you're not supposed to say naturalized in such a way.

The Ascent of Language and How Culture Shapes Our Perceptions

Geri Spieler | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home
Geri Spieler

It is delightful that a respected linguist would take up the challenge of writing about an inelegant word that has become a staple of our spoken language.

WATCH: Does It Pay To Be An A-Hole?

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin sat down Wednesday with a panel of community members to explore the ascent of the "asshole" in today's business ...

Think Again: Chiller, Socialist Theater

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

In conservative world, this administration is leading a march on socialism. Just last week alone, Media Matters counted more than 143 mentions of the word "socialism" on the cable news shows.

Exclusive Interview With Geoffrey Nunberg, On The Years Of Talking Dangerously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Epithets like "socialist" and "fascist" enable people on the right to bond with each other and -- though they may not acknowledge it -- to alienate everybody else.