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Political English : language and the decay of politics

Author: Thomas Docherty
Publisher: London, UK ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2019. ©2019
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Docherty
ISBN: 9781350101395 1350101397 9781350101388 1350101389
OCLC Number: 1059256946
Description: 237 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. On pluck: English and money --
2. English nativism and linguistic xenophobia --
3. Fundamentalist English; or the stiff upper lip --
4. On truth and lying in a political sense --
5. Words, deeds, and democracy --
6. Profanity and free speech --
7. Remnants of dissent --
Index.
Responsibility: Thomas Docherty.

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With deep research, knowledge of modern Britain, a citizen's passion, and a boxer's punch, Docherty provides an eloquent defence of a civil, informed public sphere over habit, hate, and clannism. Read more...

 
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