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The politics of proverbs : from traditional wisdom to proverbial stereotypes

Author: Wolfgang Mieder
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Politicians from classical to modern times have deployed proverbs effectively in their rhetoric. This text considers the power of these bits of borrowed wisdom using examples such as Hitler's "Mein  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mieder, Wolfgang.
Politics of proverbs.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)606126911
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Mieder
ISBN: 0299154505 9780299154509 0299154548 9780299154547
OCLC Number: 35593844
Description: ix, 260 : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "As if I were the master of the situation: : proverbial manipulation in Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf --
"Make hell while the sun shines" : proverbial rhetoric in Winston Churchill's The Second World War --
"It sure is hell to be president" : Harry S. Truman's proverbial plain English --
"Raising the Iron Curtain" : proverbs and political cartoons of the Cold War --
"The only good Indian is a dead Indian" : history and meaning of a proverbial stereotype --
"No tickee, no washee" : subtleties of a proverbial slur.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Mieder.

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