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Author Knowles, Michael J., author.

Title Speechless : controlling words, controlling minds / Michael Knowles.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Regnery Publishing, [2021]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  320.520973 KNO    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  320.520973 KNO    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  320.520973 KNO    AVAILABLE
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Description xviii, 362 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- 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 "'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.
Genre New titles added.
ISBN 9781684510825
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