Professor Ephraim Cross, from the Department of Romantic Languages, City College, discusses language and the war.
He calls the language of force the only language our enemies will understand. Cross discusses the role of language, once believed to be a divine gift of the gods, though unlike our other faculties, not a born trait. Language, he says, is a two edged tool - it can be used for truth or for a lie. He notes our ability to analyze and distinguish between truth and lies, from propaganda that is "socially refreshing" from that which confines our welfare.