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Linguistic revisionism leads to rapid substitution of meaning: words are deployed as weapons to shut down independent thought

Xi’s revolution in values and education is a tool for totalitarianism

Deep inequality, a mismanaged pandemic, widespread violence and a tanking economy. How did Brazil get into this mire?