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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; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView 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: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Humor
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Cathcart; Daniel M Klein; Johnny Heller; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781435634220 1435634225
OCLC Number: 213373480
Notes: Audio file.
Title from image of compact disc container on Web page (viewed Mar. 13, 2008).
Previously released on compact disc, 2008.
Performer(s): Narrated by Johnny Heller.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (3.5 hr.))
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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