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Parsing Obama's 'National Conversation'

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Parsing Obama's 'National Conversation'

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Parsing Obama's 'National Conversation'

Parsing Obama's 'National Conversation'

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Analysts wondered if Barack Obama's speech on race in Philadelphia last month was the beginning of a "national conversation" on the subject. Meanwhile, Fresh Air's contributing linguist Geoff Nunberg is wondering what, exactly, a "national conversation" is — and when we started talking about them.