Character assassination

Character Assassination: An interdisciplinary approach
Eric Shiraev
George Mason University, USA
Any competition in social, professional, and political life often looks like a contest of words and
images. To win in a political race or impress public opinion, people use symbols, labels, and
colorful descriptions. Very often such descriptions are clear exaggerations and even distortions.
They repeatedly aim not at other people‚Äôs actions but rather at their personalities. Continue reading “Character assassination”