This week we talk with Paul Brians about the language of elections, including politicians’ propensity to use “we” when they really mean “I.” Paul also explains how Bernie Sanders, a socialist, has taken advantage of the way conservatives in the U.S. have used language for the past several years. Other topics include a couple of misused terms from Common Errors in English Usage and the way the media cover political campaigns.
UPDATE: Someone has asked Trump about Puerto Rico after all
“I Like Ike” TV ad from 1952
Paul Brians’ page on socialism, communism, and capitalism
Paul Brians’ introduction to 19th-century socialism