Linguist Reflects On 'Years Of Talking Dangerously'

Linguist Geoff Nunberg i i

hide captionLinguist Geoff Nunberg is a frequent contributor to Fresh Air and The New York Times. His past books include Going Nucular and The Way We Talk Now.

Linguist Geoff Nunberg

Linguist Geoff Nunberg is a frequent contributor to Fresh Air and The New York Times. His past books include Going Nucular and The Way We Talk Now.

Linguist Geoff Nunberg has made a living out of parsing phrases. His new book, The Years of Talking Dangerously, analyzes the buzzwords, stock phrases and metaphors that were made popular during the Bush administration's tenure.

Nunberg's book is a collection of the author's essays and commentaries from Fresh Air, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and other publications. Nunberg is a professor at the School of Information at the University of California Berkeley. His previous books include Going Nucular, Talking Right and The Way We Talk Now.

Books Featured In This Story

The Years of Talking Dangerously
The Years of Talking Dangerously

by Geoff Nunberg

Hardcover, 265 pages | purchase

close

Purchase Featured Books

  • The Years of Talking Dangerously
  • Geoff Nunberg

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: