By Mark E. ruquet

There are a few words in the English language that have the power to evoke powerful emotions. Many a speaker has found himself in no small sea of trouble for generically using historically charged verbiage to illustrate a point, only to become mired in controversy. The resulting cacophony of criticism has prompted apologies, explanations and retractions, and ends up undermining the best of intentions.


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