Political rhetoric

  • Why Biden’s Inaugural Address Succeeded

    Joe Biden's inaugural address won't be remembered as a masterpiece of rhetoric. But it succeeded in presenting an authentic and realistic picture of Biden's plans to lead the nation in crisis, argues The Atlantic writer. 

  • The Dying Art of Political Persuasion

    by David Bromwich

    "The work of changing people’s minds may succeed best when it recalls the affinity of political argument with morals and manners that have become second nature."

  • Colorblindness Has Become A Conservative Shield For Racial Inequality

    by Frank J. Cirillo

    Beginning in the 1970s, white politicians selectively appropriated the dream of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for a future post-race society by pretending it was already reality, rejecting further action to address racial inequality.