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In today’s context the word tyranny has a very negative connotation. We automatically think of mediaeval or generally pre-modern warlords and harsh rulers of whom are infamously remembered. However the original definition and understanding of who a tyrant was does not parallel with the modern context of the definition. Previously a tyrant was anyone… Read more
Language, like the flow of a river, changes and evolves over time. Words or phrases that may have had one meaning at a particular point in time may have its meaning or message change as society and norms changed. It is because of this common process that certain words used today to describe varias events… Read more
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