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Rhetoric


Obama’s speech at Hiroshima was an oratorical gem

Michael Cook | 01 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, rhetoric
... in which he said nothing and gave nothing away


Martin Luther King Jr. and the ancient Greeks

Timothy Joseph | 15 February 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: classics, Martin Luther King Jr, rhetoric
Socrates and King both lost their lives and saw peaceful agitation as essential to their work.


#SOTU marks the end of the magic

Michael Cook | 14 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, rhetoric, same-sex marriage, State of the Union address
More respect and less rancour? Start with yourself, Mr President.


The rhetorical brilliance of Donald Trump

Jennifer Mercieca | 16 December 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, Donald Trump, rhetoric
He has much in common with the great demagogues of the past.


Obama floundering in fight against ISIS

Michael Cook | 19 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, ISIS, Islamic extremism, Islamic State, rhetoric
The President is recycling tired old slogans.


I can’t handle being useful

Zac Alstin | 10 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: management, rhetoric, work
The language of management is often offensive, pompous, and demeaning. It's time for a spring cleaning.


Love in a time of unreality

Robert R. Reilly | 22 May 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: homosexuality, rhetoric, same-sex marriage


Hard cases make bad euthanasia laws

Paul Russell | 03 April 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, rhetoric, terminal illness


Museveni tutors Obama in Gay Rhetoric

Eugene Ohu | 25 February 2014 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: homosexuality, rhetoric, Uganda


The rhetoric of morality in social policy

Sheila Liaugminas | 09 August 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, morality, morality and law, rhetoric, social policy


Misogyny for the politically disenchanted

Zac Alstin | 02 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, feminism, misogyny, rhetoric
The Australian Prime Minister became an internet sensation after she denounced the misogyny of the Opposition Leader in Parliament. But does the word mean anything any more?


The audacity of pose

Alma Acevedo | 31 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, election 2012, rhetoric
Soaring words are for the birds. You campaign with poetry, but you govern with prose.


Define disingenuous, please

Peter Saunders | 22 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: rhetoric, same-sex marriage, UK
Does being a Christian disqualify a public figure from participating in debates about government policy?


Obama’s rhetoric on human trafficking

Sheila Liaugminas | 28 September 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: anti-trafficking laws, human rights, Obama administration, rhetoric, US bishops assistance programs


Why does the same-sex marriage debate seem so futile?

Michael Cook | 23 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: philosophy, rhetoric, same-sex marriage
We won't make any progress unless we unpack some of the fundamental issues.


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