Aristotle and An Aardvark Go to Washington

Aristotle and An Aardvark Go to Washington

Understanding Political Doublespeak Through Philosophy and Jokes

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What did Donald Rumsfeld mean when he said, "The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence"? And what's the essence behind Bill Clinton's gem, "It depends on what the meaning of the word is is"? Whether they are misleading with doublespeak, having fun with ambiguity, drawing weak analogies, or getting inappropriately personal, politicians, frequently make our heads spin. Cathcart and Klein sift through the claptrap and make sense of it all.
Published: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : [distribued exclusively by] Recorded Books, LLC : [manufactured by] Findaway World, LLC, [released 2008], c2008.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781436105644
1436105641
Branch Call Number: PLAYAWAY 401.41 CAT
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (3 hr., 30 min.) :,digital ;,3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Additional Contributors: Heller, Johnny
Klein, Daniel M. 1939-

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Sep 23, 2015

The subtitle is misleading: the work only illustrates the informal, and later the formal, fallacies through jokes and anecdotes, all of them American. But for all that it was funny and entertaining.

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