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Why is everyone Hitler?

By Thomas Colley:

Why do so many political leaders seem incapable of analogising undesirable behaviour to anyone other than Hitler and the Nazis? Conflict in Ukraine has seen the protagonists base their propaganda on demonising the other side as ‘Nazis’ and ‘fascists’. 1,972 more words

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Richards: The Philosophy of Rhetoric

Richards, I. A. The Philosophy of Rhetoric. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965.

Richards argues that the purpose of rhetoric is to identify and clarify misunderstanding. 337 more words


Perelman: The Realm of Rhetoric

Perelman, Chaim. The Realm of Rhetoric. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990.

Perelman builds on Aristotle’s theory of rhetoric to return the dialectic to prominence, and to better unite rhetoric and philosophy. 336 more words


Political Language

Isn’t political language wonderful? Listening to the Republican response by Thom Tillis to President Obama would have been great on Comedy Central. The first part was pure political autobiography to show how much he had accomplished in his personal life except to claim that everyone else could have done what he did. 557 more words

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Teaching Ethos, Pathos and Logos in Neil Postman’s “Future Shlock”

Link to text: http://socrates.bmcc.cuny.edu/jbisz/websiteBB/Future_Schlock_01/FutureSchlock.pdf

Through my experience in developing argumentative essays, I have learned that the concepts expressed in the terms ethos, pathos and logos provide the rhetorical building blocks for an effective argument. 640 more words


Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny (1845) is the idea that God meant for the US to have all of North America. Its roots go back to the 1600s to Puritan ideas of being God’s chosen people in a promised land, just like the Jews in the Bible. 552 more words


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