The essayist George Packer recently outlined what he believes is one of the most pernicious “enemies of writing” today:
“My students have come of age during a decade when public discourse means taking a position and sticking with it.
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In the middle of a long, bombastic speech, Polonius—the father of Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet—reveals to Queen Gertrude: