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Talking right : how conservatives turned liberalism into a tax-raising, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York times-reading, body-piercing, Hollywood-loving, left-wing freak show

Author: Geoffrey Nunberg
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Modern linguistics has become a leading edge of the political fight, and in America, the right is winning the (re)presentation battle time after time. The Republican Party has become harder, meaner and better at getting out the message. The Estate Tax became the menacing "Death Tax", cutting down pristine woodland became a campaign for "Healthy Forests" and a contentious education initiative hid under the comforting
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Genre/Form: Terminology
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Nunberg
ISBN: 9781586483869 1586483862
OCLC Number: 67346269
Description: vi, 264 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 A Loss for Words 7 --
Chapter 2 The Shadow of Language 19 --
Chapter 3 Trashing the L-word 41 --
Chapter 4 Class Dismissed 49 --
Chapter 5 The Volvo Dodge 63 --
Chapter 6 Color Wars 73 --
Chapter 7 I Married an Elite 85 --
Chapter 8 "Values" Play 105 --
Chapter 9 On the Pavement, Thinking About the Government 121 --
Chapter 10 Old Bottles, New Whines 151 --
Chapter 11 The War on "Truth" 169 --
Chapter 12 Is This a Great Country, or What? 187 --
Chapter 13 Conclusion: Tell Me a Story 201 --
A Note on the Word Counts in This Book 209.
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Presents the story of the 'Great Re-labelling' of American language and thought. This book is suitable for anyone who's concerned that what they say might not be what they think, whoever they, or we,  Read more...

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"Reading these shrewd, engaging, playful mini-essays makes you wonder why Nunberg has no British counterpart" - The Guardian"

 
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