Words and Not Enough Words: When Words Don’t Say Enough
Co-written by Anna Deavere Smith and Ethan Philbrick
There are words and not enough words about the outbursts of violence in Wisconsin and Colorado. We at Anna Deavere Smith Works are mindful that words can never tell the entire story. In fact, there are gag orders and other resistances to speech. And then there is political speech: the “haute couture” of language, that by its nature simply cannot, and should not, tell the whole story.