In 1984, the eerily prophetic tale by George Orwell, the slogans placarded on the side of the “Ministry of Truth” proclaimed:
- War is Peace
- Freedom is Slavery
- Ignorance is Strength
Don’t laugh at this “newspeak” — we ourselves are adopting similar destructive contradictions. For example, the Texas House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations is currently investigating a college regent who is making open records requests — lots of them — to uncover truth concerning issues he is charged with overseeing.
The David and Goliath battle between University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall and members of the ...