On “Communist Semantics”
At the conclusion of his Dictionary of Doubletalk (1971), Roy E. Colby offers a bibliography of “Publications on Communist Semantics.” Colby and Alger are both fascinating anthropologists of societies of straw men. They imagine an exotic and uncanny society dangerously illegible and seductive. Both seem compelled by erotic desire to know this exotic Other.
Publications on Communist Semantics
For those wishing to explore further the important field of Communist semantics, three publications are especially recommended, in addition to Conquest with Words, previously mentioned. They are as follows:
(a) Wordsmanship - Semantics as a Communist Weapon, prepared for the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee by Dr. Stefan T. Possony, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1961.
(b) Language as a Communist Weapon, prepared in consultation with Dr. Stefan T. Possony by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, U.S. Government Priniting Office, Washington, D.C., 1959.
(c) Words in Sheep’s Clothing, Dr. Mario Pei, Hawthorn Books, N.Y., 1969.