The Shortcomings of Contemporary Political Rhetoric

John Hasley


This article examines some important trends in American political discourse. In tracing the problems present in contemporary debates back to their rhetorical roots, it argues that our political discourse is harried not only by party schisms, but also by inefficient modes of speech and debate.

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2017 John Hasley

License URL:

 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

This journal is published by the University Library System of the University of Pittsburgh as part of its D-Scribe Digital Publishing Program.

ISSN 2160-5807 (online)