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Is Marco Rubio the Next Ronald Reagan? (Comparing their Campaign Rhetoric)

Ronald Reagan is often heralded by political supporters and opponents alike as the “Great Communicator”; as someone who could inspire the nation with simple prose that restored pride in our country and optimism about the future. 917 more words

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Marco Rubio, "The Most Boring Man in America," and America's Great Commission

John Foster Dulles (1888-1959) served Dwight D. Eisenhower as Secretary of State from 1953 until his death from cancer in 1959. When he died in May of that year, he was one of the most respected men in the world. 607 more words


Book Review: "American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion" by John Wilsey

John D. Wilsey’s American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion sheds light on the ways that Americans through history have conceived of the United States as a blessed nation. 920 more words


"The Force Awakens": A Great Public Event, but an Uneven Film with Traces of Inspiration

By Dan Stout

 An episodic blockbuster implores critique at two levels: the celebration that includes boundless audience, public rituals (e.g., costumes, merchandise, enduring memes such as “May the Force be with you,”), and the… 928 more words