The New Doublespeak : No One Knows What Anyone's Saying Anymore
Doublespeak is language that is evasive, deceptive, self-contradictory, or misleading. It turns lies told by politicians into "strategic misrepresentations" or "reality augmentation," and ordinary sewage sludge into "regulated organic nutrients" that doesn't stink but merely "exceeds the odor threshold." In this pithy sequel to his bestselling Doublespeak, Lutz exposes the latest prevarications that permeate our public discourse, dissecting how they work, and showing how they affect us as individuals and as a nation. Most important, he shows how to demand clear communication, become critical consumers of language, and fight doublespeak in our homes, schools, workplaces, and the political arena.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 156 x 201.7 x 16mm | 213.99g
- 21 May 1997
- HARPER PERENNIAL