Noam Chomsky says not speaking ill of the dead, ‘imposes a vow of silence.’


 

Chomsky

A false conversational impulse is for one to say nothing negative or derogatory about an individual who is no longer alive, as that person cannot defend themselves. ┬áProfessor Noam Chomsky thoroughly debunks this gratuitous line of thinking by explaining, “There is a convention that you’re not supposed to speak ill of the recently dead, which unfortunately imposes a vow of silence because there is nothing left to say. ┬áThere is nothing good to say.”

 

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