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Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in Confrontational Times by Geoffrey Nunberg

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Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in Confrontational Times by Geoffrey Nunberg

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The "Fresh Air" commentator and New York Times contributor artfully shows how our use of language reveals the true mindset of contemporary America

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The words that echo through Geoffrey Nunberg's brilliant new journey across the landscape of American language evoke exactly the tenor of our times. Nunberg has a wonderful ear for the new, the comic and the absurd. He pronounces that: "'Blog' is a syllable whose time has come," and that "You don't get to be a verb unless you're doing something right," with which he launches into the effect of Google on our collective consciousness. Nunberg hears the shifting use of "Gallic" as we suddenly find ourselves in bitter opposition to the French; perhaps only Nunberg could compare America the Beautiful with a Syrian national anthem that contains the line "A land resplendent with brilliant suns...almost like a sky centipede." At the heart of the entertainment and linguistic slapstick that Nunberg delights in are the core concerns that have occupied American minds. "Going Nucular," the title piece, is more than a bit of fun at the President's expense. Nunberg's analysis is as succinct a summary of the questions that hover over the administration's strategy as any political insider's. It exemplifies the message of the book: that in the smallest ticks and cues of language the most important issue and thoughts of our times can be heard and understood. If you know how to listen for them. Nunberg has dazzling receptors, perfect acoustics and a deftly elegant style to relay his wit and wisdom.

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SKU GOR006264133
Title Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in Confrontational Times
Author By (author) Geoffrey Nunberg
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The Perseus Books Group
Year Published 2005
Page Number 352
ISBN 1586483455
ISBN13 9781586483456
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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