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Geoffrey Nunberg: Talking Right

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Geoffrey Nunberg: Talking Right
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One of the subtlest reasons Republicans may have been able to achieve such huge power is by controlling one of the least known - yet important - branches of American politics: language.Geoffrey Nunberg, in his most recent book Talking Right, performs an intellectually rigorous analysis of how the Republicans have done a far better job than the Democrats of mastering the use of buzz phrases to mislead and distract.In doing so, his book has garnered praise even from such right-wing wordsmiths as William Safire. Less than two weeks after the Presidential election, join us for a discussion of how language influenced the choice of our next President - Grace Cathedralmoreless
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