This book is an excellent review for people who think for themselves, but need a well documented reinforcement or refresher course.
Pieper offers a brilliant summary of the importance of language, and cultivating the understanding that at its core language is meant to convey truth.
Tyrants and despots must have enemies, real or imagined, to promote a materialistic utopia which ignores wisdom and "ultimate values."
This slim book says a lot, referencing Plato and Socrates, but it seems like just an essay on abstract thinking. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Easy Rider
These are two moderate essays from Pieper, a German Catholic philosopher post WWII. They are worth reading because of what Pieper has to say about language's decay, and the issues... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Owen Brown
What are these other reviewers talking about--giving the book five stars as they do!!! I found it useless! I wanted to research how the abuse of language is happening today. Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by Mark LaPointe
This book is well your time. It is insightful and profound. You will find yourself re-evaluating your approach to language. I forces your to think on a different plane. Read morePublished on May 11, 2009 by Mary Ann Gibbs