Fr/21/June/14:00 - 15:00 The Brutalization of Language in Political Discourse
Panel discussion Speaker: Claudia Roth, Anna Szilagi, Carlos Celdran Presented by: Tilo Jung Language: English/GermanE-Werk, Maschinensaal
Loud, blustering and aggressive – a recipe for success in grabbing media attention. Have politeness and mutual respect become obsolete in political debates? Where does vigorous discussion end and the language of hatred begin? Is negatively charged discourse simply a means to an end, a populist tool – or are we experiencing a creeping linguistic shift that extends beyond political discourse? The panel analyses current examples and discusses what happens when hate speech gradually becomes firmly entrenched in public consciousness.