(Download PDF) Politics and the English Language

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Publisher: Penguin
Genres: Communication Studies, Political Science & Theory, Literary Essays
Pages: 23 pages
ISBN10: 0141393068
ISBN13: 9780141393063
Tags: Communication Studies, Political Science & Theory, Literary Essays, Free Download, PDF Download
Language: en
Physical Form: Book
Size: Huge
Type: Digital

'The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's reals and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics'. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.'


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