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Outright Barbarous: How the Violent Language of the Right Poisons American Democracy
Since September 11, 2001, most attempts at reasoned political debate in America have been severely limited by the violent language of the Right. In books and on television, it has become a regular ritual for conservative pundits and intellectuals to infuse violence - particularly against Democrats or liberals - into discussion of the major issues of the day, such as terrorism, immigration and gun control. The result is the creation of a shrill discourse that silences opposition and destroys any chance for serious, civil debate.
"Since 9/11, America has been contaminated by the violence of right-wing language, in the speeches of Republican politicians and the rantings of the talking heads on Fox News and on conservative talk radio. Jeffrey Feldman's insightful and important book cuts through the violence, and shows how we can restore the democratic ideals that America was founded upon."
"Jeffrey Hartman warns us to ignore the right wing noise machine at our own peril. Backed by right-wing think tanks, foundations and millionaire families, conservative standard bearers will continue to enrich themselves at the cost of a more civil, equitable society. Read Ouright Barbarous to find out what they're really saying, and how we can stop it!"
ISBN 13: 9780978843151 | ISBN 10: 0978843150
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