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.
Rich in irony and relentlessly forthright, a valuable resource for those interested in avoiding ‘an unending series of victories over your own memory.’ – Montréal Mirror
Makes us think and thinking is what protects our minds, otherwise we are going to join Orwell’s characters. – Times-Colonist
Edward Herman starts out with a good idea and offers a hard-hitting and often telling critique of American public life. – Ottawa Citizen
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.
Edward S. Herman is professor of Finance at the Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania and a columnist for Z Magazine; he has written a number of books on foreign & mass media. Matt Wuerker’s cartoons have appeared in Z Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Progressive, among others.