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Crazy talk, stupid talk : how we defeat ourselves by the way we talk and what to do about it

Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, ©1976.
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Explains how to reduce ridiculous communication so that verbal behavior will not be an excessive burden.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Postman, Neil.
Crazy talk, stupid talk.
New York : Delacorte Press, ©1976
(OCoLC)655826645
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Postman
ISBN: 0440015545 9780440015543 0440515491 9780440515494
OCLC Number: 2213260
Description: xviii, 269 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The semantic environment --
Purposes --
Relationships --
Content --
Crazy talk, stupid talk --
Introduction --
The communication panacea --
Fanaticism --
Role fixation --
The IFD disease --
Model muddles --
Reification --
Silent questions --
By-passing --
Self-reflexiveness --
Propaganda --
Eichmannism --
Definition tyranny --
Sloganeering --
Arguments --
Euphemism --
Confusling levels of abstraction --
Inflation and mystification --
Minding your minding.
Responsibility: Neil Postman.

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Explains how to reduce ridiculous communication so that verbal behavior will not be an excessive burden.

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