Intersectionality and today’s Twitter Trotskyites

By Carl M. Cannon

Like many college students, I learned the famous Trotsky quote shortly after arriving on campus. “You may not be interested in war,” it goes, “but war is interested in you.”

In semantics, such constructs are called antimetaboles. It’s a rhetorical device known to any kid who played football or ran track — or mowed a lawn on a hot summer day. (“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”) By the time I graduated, however, I was in the journalism school, where we were taught to check things out. The Trotsky quote didn’t pass muster: The Russian revolutionary never made [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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