Who should not read “The Forbidden
Anyone not the least bit interested in politics will certainly find
nothing in this book to stimulate interest in or admiration for the
those who find our public officials and their actions so pure and
sacrosanct that they stand beyond criticism will not appreciate the
jovial carving up they receive in these pages. And, of course, anyone
so fiercely partisan he must shut out all the fun of poking fun
at himself and his peers needn’t crack open the covers of the
“Forbidden Political Dictionary.”
plenty of deadly political essays to read for those with deadly
serious political brains.
Who should read this book?
who wants to discover the real mentality of politicians and doesn’t
mind having a laugh along the way should read “The Forbidden Political
assured that politicians don’t think like the rest of us – no, no, no!
Many words mean entirely different things to political figures. After
reading this handy guide, familiar expressions such as “exceptional,”
“disaster,” “guideline,” “outreach,” and “negotiate” will forever take
on wickedly twisted meanings.
dictionary in hand the next time you listen to a politician speak, and
you will acquire an entirely new insight into what he or she is
saying! Thanks to this delightfully cockeyed “spoonful of satire” the
political medicine will go down with a smile and a chuckle, and a good
dose of truth.
Forbidden Political Dictionary
Author: John Clifton
Illustrated by the Author
Foley Square Books
Size: 8.3 x 5.8 inches
Street Date: March 31, 2010
Other formats: E-book, Kindle versions in progress
Ever wonder what politicians mean by words like
"transparency," "reform," "diversity, "nation-building?"
Award-finalist author John Clifton shows you in this handy guide that
it's never what you think! It's all here, from "academia" to
"Zionism," insightfully and perversely defined for you in terms that
leave the language laid bare, and, occasionally, laid in ruins.
Here is a "Devil's Dictionary" of political words and
phrases, illustrated with cartoons by the author, that will have
conservatives and liberals laughing and thinking at the same time.
Address inquiries to the Publisher:
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175 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024
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