On Translating Securityspeak into English
In the Land of False Cognates

Carson, Kevin

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  28/08/2012
Year Published:  2012  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14500

The Security State has its own language: Securityspeak. Like Newspeak, the ideologically refashioned successor to English in Orwell’s “1984,” Securityspeak is designed to obscure meaning and conceal truth, rather than convey them.

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