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Speechless : controlling words, controlling minds / Michael Knowles.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

"'Political correctness' has taken politeness and turned it into a weapon of censorship and intimidation. In the workplace, on social media, and even at the dinner table, Americans are confronted daily with a laundry list of words they're 'not allowed' to say--and that list is updated constantly and without warning. How did so absurd a concept become so dangerous--and come to dominate our public discourse over the last quarter-century? [This book]...traces the history and effects of political correctness from the early twentieth century to the present, revealing its insidious roots, exposing the power-hungry language architects behind its ever-growing control, and examining what this concerted manipulation of speech means for the future of American culture, politics, and minds." --Publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 323.440973 .K73s 2021 (Text) 37814003423168 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 09/10/2021 Available -
Hood River County Library 320.52 KNO 2021 (Text) 33892100743153 Adult New Books Book None 07/19/2021 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 323.443 Knowl (Text) 37862000482307 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/06/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1684510821
  • ISBN: 9781684510825
  • Physical Description: xviii, 362 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Publishing, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-355) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The West in Wonderland -- Redefining reality -- Cultural hegemony -- Standards and practices -- Mao goes mainstream -- The tolerant Left -- Nothing personal -- The school of resentment -- Campus codes and coercion -- The new Cold War -- Trading taboos -- The war on Christmas -- The battle for the sexes -- Locking down dissent -- The purge -- Conclusion: Back to Methuselah.
Summary, etc.:
"'Political correctness' has taken politeness and turned it into a weapon of censorship and intimidation. In the workplace, on social media, and even at the dinner table, Americans are confronted daily with a laundry list of words they're 'not allowed' to say--and that list is updated constantly and without warning. How did so absurd a concept become so dangerous--and come to dominate our public discourse over the last quarter-century? [This book]...traces the history and effects of political correctness from the early twentieth century to the present, revealing its insidious roots, exposing the power-hungry language architects behind its ever-growing control, and examining what this concerted manipulation of speech means for the future of American culture, politics, and minds." --Publisher.
Subject: Political correctness.
Freedom of expression.
Conservatism.

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