Attack of the Elitist Mob

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There are more than a few terms that probably deserve to be retired, because their sense has been stretched to accommodate so many disparate uses that they are effectively meaningless. Such terms include: postmodern, modern, liberal, conservative, socialist, capitalist, ironic, authentic, and jazz. One can use them meaningfully, but only if one is immediately prepared to qualify and explicate them. In specialized circumstances where one has…