21 January, 2011
Choosing the right word
The citations in the Wiktionary entry for postjudice are interesting. Check them out. To the extent that the word has an established meaning, it is not an entirely positive one: postjudiced views might still be to a greater or lesser extent unfair or unjustified, but they are at least grounded in observation and evidence, not spirited out of thin air and hate as is implied by the term 'prejudiced'.
After all we don't do that with people who describe themselves as Labour, Anglican, Conservative, Catholic, Fascist, Marxist, Satanist... erm.