We give offense. We take offense. What should we do about it?
Reflections on offensiveness as a social phenomenon
Jethro K. Lieberman
This is not a blog about what offends me. It’s about what offends you. And other people. And why. And what to do about it, if anything.
January 18, 2023
Perhaps you read Taking-Offense with malice toward none and charity for all. That’s you, isn’t it, you who [...]
December 27, 2022
Among the many manifestations of political correctness that has swept across the United States during the past several [...]
July 27, 2022
As I have mused in many earlier posts, offensiveness is not easily defined and what makes a word [...]
Offense of the Month
Scott Adams’s Unforced Error
Offense of the Month, February 2023
Events selected as Offenses of the Month in these pages often are examples of oblivious blithering, tone deafness squared by those who then seem surprised to find themselves accused of offending their listeners. February’s selection provides a triple helping of bemusement, irony, and consequence, because the Offender this month is Scott Adams, 65, creator of the widely syndicated cartoon “Dilbert.” Since 1989, Dilbert has succeeded in skewering office policies and […]