On Political Correctness

[Editor’s note: In reprinting this 2007 essay we have taken the liberty of updating the original with the aim of making it more palatable to today’s college students.  We have taken care to remove language that, while acceptable at the time of writing according to the standards of the era, can no longer be tolerated in the post-post-modern, pluralistic, multicultural world in which we live currently.  If the author were still living, we are sure that s?he would have agreed with these minor editorial alterations, or at least with the good intentions with which these changes were made.  In any case, we are pleased to present this classic essay updated for today’s readers in a form that is free of TRIGGER WORDS, MICRO-AGGRESSIONS, and UNSAFE SPACES.]

On Political Correctness

An Essay




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By mannd

I am a retired cardiac electrophysiologist who has worked both in private practice in Louisville, Kentucky and as a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. I am interested not only in medicine, but also in computer programming, music, science fiction, fantasy, 30s pulp literature, and a whole lot more.

1 comment

  1. The New Editor would like to comment on the text above, which is obviously an unfortunate misprint. Though merely a typographical error, the text should not have included a “full stop,” often referred to colloquially as a “period,” as this term can be offensive to certain gender groups. The previous Editor has been dealt with appropriately.

    The corrected text follows:


    Thank you for your attention.

    — The New Editor

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