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The Resource 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, Geoffrey Nunberg

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, Geoffrey Nunberg

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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
Title
Talking right
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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
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Geoffrey Nunberg
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 (and memorable) blanket of "No Child Left Behind". But Nunberg shows that even with their catchier phrases, the Right didn't actually persuade voters to trust them more on healthcare, education or the environment. They weren't trying to. They had a much more dramatic ambition: to change people's minds so that the issues that favoured the left became "issues" no more."Climate Change" sounds like an expression of the vagaries of the weather forecast. Where's the politics in that?
  • Nunberg charts the way in which the Right's use of language has encouraged Americans to forget what they believe in, and to assume that it doesn't matter any more. It has been a brilliantly successful campaign. And the Right had prepared a new language to fill the void, a language that favoured them almost exclusively and tortured the Left by tying them in knots. Nunberg has written a captivating and outraged story of what he calls "The Great Re-labelling" of American language and thought. Written with wit and insight, passion and indignation, this is a book for anyone who's concerned that what they say might not be what they think
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1945-2020
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Nunberg, Geoffrey
Dewey number
306.440973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE2809
LC item number
.N87 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Political science
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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, Geoffrey Nunberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 41
  • Chapter 4
  • Class Dismissed
  • 49
  • Chapter 5
  • The Volvo Dodge
  • 63
  • Chapter 6
  • Color Wars
  • 73
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • I Married an Elite
  • 85
  • Chapter 8
  • "Values" Play
  • 105
  • Chapter 9
  • On the Pavement, Thinking About the Government
  • 121
  • Chapter 10
  • A Loss for Words
  • 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
  • 7
  • 201
  • A Note on the Word Counts in This Book
  • 209
  • Chapter 2
  • The Shadow of Language
  • 19
  • Chapter 3
  • Trashing the L-word
Control code
67346269
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 264 pages
Isbn
9781586483869
Lccn
2006043788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781586483869
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
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, Geoffrey Nunberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 41
  • Chapter 4
  • Class Dismissed
  • 49
  • Chapter 5
  • The Volvo Dodge
  • 63
  • Chapter 6
  • Color Wars
  • 73
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • I Married an Elite
  • 85
  • Chapter 8
  • "Values" Play
  • 105
  • Chapter 9
  • On the Pavement, Thinking About the Government
  • 121
  • Chapter 10
  • A Loss for Words
  • 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
  • 7
  • 201
  • A Note on the Word Counts in This Book
  • 209
  • Chapter 2
  • The Shadow of Language
  • 19
  • Chapter 3
  • Trashing the L-word
Control code
67346269
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 264 pages
Isbn
9781586483869
Lccn
2006043788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781586483869
Other physical details
illustrations

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