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Landslide, tsunami, or pendulum?

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | November 7, 2010

Tuesday’s election produced a torrent of catastrophe rhetoric: Republicans retaking control of the House of Representatives by a solid margin was repeatedly characterized as a tsunami, an earthquake, or a landslide. What these metaphors have in common– other than representing what happened as disastrous, a point perhaps lost on the commentators, including those celebrating the … Continue reading »