The idea of political correctness is often used in public debate, but rarely explored. It is worth looking at in a bit more detail.

The phrase is mostly used as a pejorative term. To accuse someone of being “politically correct” is to imply their worldview generally aligns with conventional sentiment and is myopic as a result. The subsequent analysis is thus unthinking, and subservient to a set of ideas and positions that are evidentially weak when interrogated. Nevertheless, emotionally powerful and hegemonic in the hold they have over public debate.

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