1. Geoff Nunberg, on violent rhetoric: It’s a strength of modern political  culture that these apocalyptic metaphors no longer rouse people to armed  insurrection. But then indignation has never had so many recreational  outlets before. We can spend all our waking hours listening to broadcast  political invective or writing sarcastic blog comments to excoriate the  morons on the other side. That’s the dirty little secret of political  vituperation: left and right, we all enjoy going there sometimes. View in High-Res

    Geoff Nunberg, on violent rhetoric: It’s a strength of modern political culture that these apocalyptic metaphors no longer rouse people to armed insurrection. But then indignation has never had so many recreational outlets before. We can spend all our waking hours listening to broadcast political invective or writing sarcastic blog comments to excoriate the morons on the other side. That’s the dirty little secret of political vituperation: left and right, we all enjoy going there sometimes.

  2. rhetoric

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    geoff nunberg