logocracy


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logocracy

a system in which ruling power is vested in words.
See also: Language
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Tismaneanu, Vladimir, (2012) "On logocracy: Stalin, Shepilov, and the mystic of the official text", (Romanian title: "Despre logocra--ie: Stalin, Sepilov si mistica textului oficial") URL:http://www.contributors.ro/global-europa/ despre-logocratie-stalin-%C8%99epilov-simistica-textului-oficial/
Deriving its title from a term referencing the power of the visual in politics - as opposed to logocracy, which has to do with the power of the word - it examines some of the strangest aspects of Italian culture including the veline phenomenon.
(23.) Edward Watts espouses the notion that the early republic was a "logocracy" in which language played a central role in politicians' efforts at national self-conception.
In an extensive, wide-ranging, and well-documented opening chapter ('Logocracy in America'), Looby cogently argues that writers such as Paine, Jefferson, Franklin, and Irving constructed a train of 'verbal performances' both to justify the Revolution and to contain the disruptive forces that came in its wake and threatened to undermine national unity and consensus.