Steven Poole

Unspeak

Steven Poole - Unspeak

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Unspeak is language as a weapon. Every day, we are bombarded with those apparently simple words or phrases that actually conceal darker meanings. Climate change is less threatening than Global Warming; we say ethnic cleansing when we mean mass murder. As we absorb and repeat Unspeak we are accepting the messages that politicians, businessmen and military agencies wish us to believe.

Category(ies): philosophy, politics, society
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN Number: 0802118259