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Going nucular : language, politics, and culture in confrontational times

Author: Geoffrey Nunberg
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays that describe the values and attitudes of Americans that are reflected through the use of language.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Nunberg
ISBN: 1586482343 9781586482343 1586483455 9781586483456
OCLC Number: 54001475
Description: xvii, 298 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Culture at Large --
Plastics! --
Keeping Ahead of the Joneses --
Caucasian Talk Circles --
Near Myths --
Lamenting Some Enforced Chastity --
Stolen Words --
Beating Their Brows --
Prurient Interests --
War Drums --
When Words Fail --
A Name Too Far --
Beleaguered Infidel --
It All Started with Robespierre --
It May Be Banal but It's Bad News --
Going Nucular --
Appease Porridge Hot --
The Second Casualty --
Naming of Foreign Parts --
The Syntax of Resistance --
A Couple of Words for Nothing Left to Lose --
The Gallic Subject --
Begin the Regime --
We'll Always Have Kirkuk --
Politics as Usual --
So Sorry --
Some of My Best Friends --
Interested Parties --
Me, Too, Too --
Slippery Slopes --
If It's Orwellian, It's Probably Not --
Meetings of the Minds --
Lattes, Limousines, and Libs --
Where the Left Commences --
A Fascist in Every Garage --
Class Dismissed --
Special Effects --
Symbols --
A Date to Remember --
Our Nation's Favorite Song --
The Last Refuge of Scoundrels and Other People --
Pledge Break --
Media Words --
Rush Limbaugh's Plurals --
The Politics of Polysyndeton --
The Speech That Turns Mere Presidents Into Talk Show Hosts --
I Seeing the News Today, Oh Boy --
Roil Pain --
Business Cycles --
For Love or Money --
The Triumph of Capitalism --
A Good Old-Gentlemanly Vice --
The Vision Thing --
Initiating Mission-Critical Jargon Reduction --
Farewell to the Alero --
100 Percent Solutions --
Tech Talk --
As Google Goes, So Goes the Nation --
I Have Seen the Future, and It Blogs --
Prefixed Out.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Nunberg.

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Presents a collection of essays that describe the values and attitudes of Americans that are reflected through the use of language.

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