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Enough said : what's gone wrong with the language of politics? / Mark Thompson.

Thompson, Mark John, 1957- author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781250059574
  • ISBN: 1250059577
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-324) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Lost for words -- That glib and oily art -- There you go again -- Spin and counterspin -- Why is this lying bastard lying to me? -- An unhealthy debate -- How to fix a broken public language -- Sentences that sell -- Commit it to the flames -- War -- The abolition of public language -- Keep calm but don't carry on.
Summary, etc.: "There's a crisis of trust in politics across the Western world. Public anger is rising and faith in conventional political leaders and parties is falling. Anti-politics, and the anti-politicians, have arrived. In Enough Said, president and CEO of The New York Times Company Mark Thompson argues that one of the most significant causes of the crisis is the way our public language has changed. Enough Said tells the story of how we got from the language of FDR and Churchill to that of Donald Trump. It forensically examines the public language we've been left with: compressed, immediate, sometimes brilliantly impactful, but robbed of most of its explanatory power. It studies the rhetoric of Western leaders from Reagan and Thatcher to Berlusconi, Blair, and today's political elites on both sides of the Atlantic. And it charts how a changing public language has interacted with real-world events--the war in Iraq, the financial crash, immigration--and led to a mutual breakdown of trust between politicians and journalists, leaving ordinary citizens suspicious, bitter, and increasingly unwilling to believe anybody. Drawing from classical as well as contemporary examples, and ranging across politics, business, science, technology, and the arts, Enough Said is a smart and shrewd look at the erosion of language by an author uniquely placed to measure its consequences."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Language and languages > Political aspects
Discourse analysis > Political aspects.

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