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In the twentieth century, the biggest threat facing public language seemed to be state censorship and control. Instead we find ourselves living in the era not of Newspeak but of Twitter and YouTube – an era of radical freedom of expression. We have never had more access to information or more opportunity to debate the issues of the day. So why has this revolution failed to live up to its promise?
More than party or ideology, Lost for Words will argue that changes in public language that are to blame for the division and paralysis in our democracies.
Featuring Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, George Osborne and Ed Balls, Fox News, Silvio Berlusconi, Vladimir Putin and many more, Lost for Words shows how language is losing its power to explain and connect, how an ominous gap is opening up across the West between the governed and those that govern, and explains what we must do to put that right.
PUBLISHER: Bodley Head
PUBLICATION DATE: 12th May 2016
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