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Cathcart, Thomas, 1940-

Aristotle and an aardvark go to Washington : understanding political doublespeak through philosophy and jokes / Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein. - New York : Abrams Image, 2007. - 191 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The tricky talk strategy: Misleading with doublespeak -- The "So's you mother" strategy: Misleading by getting personal -- The fancy footwork strategy: Misleading with informal fallacies -- The Star Trek strategy: Misleading by creating an alternate universe -- Extra credit: Misleading with way twisty formal fallacies -- The debates: Misleading by fabrication (ours).

Uses jokes, cartoons, and philosophy to expose what politicians really mean, analyzing quotations from everyone from Condoleeza Rice to Al Sharpton.

9780810995413 0810995417


Politics and government

United States--Politics and government--Humor.
United States.
F�orenta staterna--politik och f�orvaltning--humor.


PN6231.P6 / C38 2007


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