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‘The system is rigged': How politicians use the passive voice as a rhetorical cheat

Every political hack — every hack, at least, who has even a mild appreciation for language — knows the value of the passive voice. The passive allows you to say something was done or said or believed without saying who did or said or believed it. The most notorious instance of the passive in politics […]
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