GEOFFREY NUNBERG | WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23
Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley; Author, Talking Right
HOW CONSERVATIVES TURNED LIBERALISM INTO A TAX-RAISING, LATTE-DRINKING, LEFT-WING FREAK SHOW
Modern linguistics is a primary front in the political fight, says Nunberg, and the Right is winning the battles. Through manipulative use of language (he identifies values and no child left behind as neocon faves) conservatives have convinced many voters that issues they have traditionally cared about don't matter.
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Added by commonwealthclub on July 19, 2006