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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Trump's and Hillary's language analyzed by a master

Anyone who cares about language will be fascinated by Barton Swaim's analysis of political language, in the Washington Post. There aren't many people anywhere who know as much as Swaim does about this subject (Google him, he's fascinating--and quite a charmer in person, I've learned. I admire him and invited him to lunch in Columbia, SC, where he lives and is active in a Presbyterian church).
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/09/15/how-trump-speak-has-pushed-the-donald-into-first-place/
And here is more from Barton, both amusing and wise:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2015/11/21/the-speechwriter-by-barton-swaim/?repeat=w3tc

And here's still more about political language, both amusing and depressing:

https://ricochet.com/this-is-why-we-cant-have-nice-speeches/