Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster
of American Political Speech



A phrase from a famous 1964 essay that Democrats increasingly invoke to explain the appeal of Donald Trump and others with whom they vehemently disagree.

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“A guide through the thicket, a machete with which to cut your way through the jungle of rhetoric… This volume may prove a life saver.” –Jeff Greenfield

Chuck McCutcheon was co-author of National Journal’s Almanac of American Politics 2012 and 2014, and co-editor of Congressional Quarterly’s Politics in America 2010.
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Coming Up


FEBRUARY 24: David will speak -- for the seocnd straight year -- at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. His talk will be on "Negotiation and Failure in the Political Arena" in Cambridge, Mass.

MAY 1: Chuck and Dave will appear at the Literary Hill BookFest, in Washington, D.C.

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