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The Economist asks: Is the language of politics broken?

September 1st, 2016

Episode 785 of 882 episodes

New York Times CEO and former director general of the BBC Mark Thompson joins host Anne McElvoy and language columnist Lane Greene to discuss Mark's new book, Enough Said: What's Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics. They explore whether political language is in a new decline, and investigate if Donald Trump could be connected to Schrödinger's douchebag

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