Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

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Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

News and Notes

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The 65th Annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture/symposium was held on October 27-29 at the Princeton Club in New York City. Professor Terence P. Moran gave the featured presentation at the event, a talk titled Politics 2017: Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk. Before his lecture, Tom Wolfe was presented with the 2017 Hayakawa Book Prize for his book The Kingdom of Speech and Lee Thayer received the 2017 J. Talbot Winchell Award for his many contributions in service to general semantics. Twenty-five speakers from all over the United States and abroad took part at the AKML symposium, which was held on October 28th and 29th.

The New York Society for General Semantics continues to sponsor monthly programs at the Players Club in New York City. Since the last posting of their events in this column, the NYSGS has done programs on politics, media ecology, science fiction, our "post-truth" age, "words, mind and magic," a reading and conversation with Nora Bateson, and a behind the scenes looks at the world of tour guides. Information about the NYSGS and a listing of its and past and future events can be found at www. …

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