Dehumanizing the Vulnerable: When Word Games Take

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William Brennan. Pb 287 pgs Brennan is a Pro-Life activist who has provided the Right To Life movement with a very useful tool. Brennan shows how dehumanizing language is used to devalue vulnerable populations such as the unborn and the elderly. The historical examples he offers are quite convincing as he traces the dehumanizing efforts made against women, European Jews, Soviet enemies, African Americans and Native Americans. Opponents of such groups often try to depict them as inanimate objects, waste products, nonpersons and even diseases.

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