Nicholas Comfort Brewer's Politics

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Who said "If you can't convince them, confuse them"?. What murky facts lay behind Billygate and the Iran-Contra Affair? This reference supplies the answers to these and many other questions arising from political life and lore down the ages. Over 5000 entries include definitions of political terms, phrases which have a particular resonance in political life, political sayings that have passed into everyday language, and anecdotes concerning politics and politicians. This edition has been updated.

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Political lexicography has a worthy new addition with this recent 5000-entry work that valiantly tries to capture the whimsical spirit of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (HarperCollins, 1989. 14th ed.)-and mostly succeeds. Comfort's book has brought to life, with a British accent, the famous and infamous, the offbeat and obscure, in one work that infuses most alphabetically arranged entries with a degree of humor. Browsers will enjoy this inviting collection of terms and phrases. It does not possess the political wit of William Safire's New Political Dictionary (LJ 11/15/93), nor does it attempt to reach the more serious and academic plane of Jay Shafritz's The Dictionary of 20th-Century World Politics (LJ 9/1/93) or The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (LJ 3/ 15/93). In summary, this is not a timeless dictionary of political science, but a dictionary designed to be mildly provocative, aimed at those looking for a slice of entertainment in their political stew. Recommended for all public and academic libraries.
Stephen W. Green, Auraria Lib., Denver
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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