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Aristotle and an aardvark go to Washington : understanding political doublespeak through philosophy and jokes /

by Cathcart, Thomas; Klein, Daniel M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Abrams Image, 2007Description: 191 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9780810995413; 0810995417.Subject(s): United States -- Politics and government -- Humor | Politics and government | United States | Humor | F�orenta staterna -- politik och f�orvaltning -- humor | HumorOnline resources: Publisher description | Contributor biographical information
Contents:
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).
Summary: Uses jokes, cartoons, and philosophy to expose what politicians really mean, analyzing quotations from everyone from Condoleeza Rice to Al Sharpton.
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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.

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