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Mike Reid

Mike Reid is primus inter pares at Invisible Order, a libertarian editorial-solutions company. He also teaches anthropology at the University of Winnipeg. Email this author.


The Voice Of Tyranny

The Voice Of Tyranny

The reporting on a violent incident at the Occupy protests last year reveals the linguistic lengths to which newspapers can go to hide responsibility. In George Orwell’s Politics and the English Language, he lists the passive voice as part of a "catalogue of swindles and perversions," techniques in political writing "designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

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