Language of Leadership in Trump Era

This past Thursday, January 26, two headlines hit me as “remarkable”:

“The Doomsday Clock just advanced, ‘thanks to Trump’: It’s now just 2½ half minutes to ‘midnight.'”

“In a Swirl of ‘Untruths’ and ‘Falsehoods,’ Calling a Lie a Lie”

Each headline tells a story about language and leadership.

The Power of Words

The first introduces the Doomsday Clock, conceived in 1947 by scientists who had participated in the Manhattan Project. The symbolic clock represents a countdown to possible global catastrophe – signified by midnight on the clock. It DOWNLOAD PDF