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David GreenbergThe gendered rhetoric of "soft" and "tough" that Dionne adduces represents but one dimension of another conservative feat: controlling the language of politics. "It is hard to express your own beliefs," Dionne says, "if you are forced to speak in the tongue of your opponents." From the sullying of words like "government" to the justification of policies in market terms -- calling the immunization of babies, for example, "an investment in human capital" -- conservatives have tipped the public debate in their favor by shaping the vocabulary we use to wage it.
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