Eric Voegelin on Ideologies' Destruction of Language

According to Eric Voegelin: Ideologies destroy language inasmuch as the ideological thinker has lost contact with reality and develops symbols for expressing not reality but his state of alienation from it. Moreover, the destruction of language precedes the rise of types like Hitler. This destruction of language distorts reality and pervades public discourse and discussion even today.The restoration of reality can come only with the restoration of language.

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