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The Anti-Intellectual Presidency: The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush

Elvin T. Lim

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342642
eISBN:
9780199851843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342642.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why has it been so long since an American president has effectively and consistently presented well-crafted, intellectually substantive arguments to the American public? Why have presidential ... More


Conclusion I: The Importance of the Individual

Gunther Martin

in Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199560226
eISBN:
9780191721427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560226.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter summarizes the results from the analysis of the public speeches. Speeches delivered by the same speaker prove similar in the selection of religious arguments; the same need not be true ... More


The Anti-Intellectual Speechwriters

Elvin T. Lim

in The Anti-Intellectual Presidency: The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342642
eISBN:
9780199851843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342642.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter demonstrates the unanimity of opinion among speechwriters that simplicity is always preferred to complexity and justifies the operationalized link between a cult of rhetorical simplicity ... More


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