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Beyond Hypocrisy: Decoding the News in an Age of Propaganda

Decoding the News in an Age of Propaganda

In a highly original volume that includes an extended essay on the Orwellian use of language that characterizes U.S. political culture, cartoons, and a cross-referenced lexicon of doublespeak terms with examples of their usage, Herman and Wuerker highlight the deception and hypocrisy contained in the U.S. government’s favourite buzz-words. This spirited book offers abundant examples of duplicitous terminology, ranging from the crimes of free enterprise to media coverage of political events. Illustrations are by Matt Wuerker.

239 pages | 5.5 x 8.5

Media Studies

Political Science: Political Behavior and Public Opinion


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents/ The Unfree Flow of Information./ The Weapons Culture./ The Search for Defensible Frontiers, Globally & in Outer Space./ Repelling Naked Aggression & Upholding the Sanctity of International Law in the Persian Gulf./ The Crisis of Democracy at Home./ The Struggle for Incentives & Against Boondoggles, with Compassion./ The End of History?/ A Doublespeak Dictionary for the 1990s.

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