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Aristotle and an aardvark go to Washington : understanding political doublespeak through philosophy and jokes

Author: Thomas Cathcart; Daniel M Klein; Johnny Heller
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, ℗2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What did Donald Rumsfeld mean when he said, "The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence"? And what's the essence behind Bill Clinton's gem, "It depends on what the meaning of the word is is"? Whether they are misleading with doublespeak, having fun with ambiguity, drawing weak analogies, or getting inappropriately personal, politicians, frequently make our heads spin. Cathcart and Klein sift through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Humor
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Cathcart; Daniel M Klein; Johnny Heller
ISBN: 9781428196537 1428196536
OCLC Number: 190965858
Notes: In container (17 cm.).
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"Unabridged Nonfiction"--Container.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Narrated by Johnny Heller.
Description: 3 audio discs (3 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein.

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What did Donald Rumsfeld mean when he said, "The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence"? And what's the essence behind Bill Clinton's gem, "It depends on what the meaning of the word is is"? Whether they are misleading with doublespeak, having fun with ambiguity, drawing weak analogies, or getting inappropriately personal, politicians, frequently make our heads spin. Cathcart and Klein sift through the claptrap and make sense of it all.--

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