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Dirty Politics: Deception, Distraction, and Democracy (Oxford Paperbacks)
Americans in recent years have become thoroughly disenchanted with our political campaigns, especially with campaign advertising and speeches. Each year, as November approaches, we are bombarded with visceral appeals that bypass substance, that drape candidates in the American flag but tell us nothing about what they'll do if elected, that flood us with images of PT-109 or ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 28th 1993 by Oxford University Press
(first published 1992)
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I really wish GoodReads let you give half-star ratings. I'd probably rate it two and a half. It was worth reading, but dry and a lot of what she said seemed like common sense. I'm reviewing this after the fact, so it's hard to remember, but her explanations of how politicians can best counter attacks by their opponents were enlightening.