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Politics, Hypocrisy and the English Language

The Dialect of Deception

The primary medium of political discourse in the US is not English. It is Political English. This dialect of deception has contaminated thought and action that would otherwise challenge illegitimate power — both political and economic. As linguist Ian Roberts puts it simply in The Wonders of Language, language is the “ability to invent, store and…



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