David Lehman Quotes
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The World Trade center was an example of what was wrong with American architecture, and it stayed that way for twenty-five years until that Friday afternoon in February when the bomb went off and the buildings became a great symbol of America, like the Statue of Liberty at the end of Hitchcock's Saboteur. My whole attitude toward the World Trade Center changed overnight.
Jargon is the verbal sleight of hand that makes the old hat seem newly fashionable. It gives an air of novelty and specious profundity to ideas that, if stated directly, would seem superficial, stale, frivolous, or false. The line between serious and spurious scholarship is an easy one to blur, with jargon on your side.