John McWhorter: There Now Is Less Writing About “We” and “They” and More About “I”

From a New York Times guest essay by John McWhorter headlined “Don’t, Like, Overanalyze Language”:

A most interesting recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences — examining what its authors describe as “the surge of post-truth political argumentation” — proposes that of late, English speakers and writers are more given to using intuition than reason.