The Shortcomings of Contemporary Political Rhetoric

John Hasley

Abstract


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.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ppr.2012.22

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