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Reading the Presidency

Advances in Presidential Rhetoric


Edited By Stephen J. Heidt and Mary E. Stuckey

This edited collection explores ways to better understand the rhetorical workings of political executives, especially the United States president. Scholars of the presidency, rhetorical theorists and critics, and various authors examine the ways in which presidents use the institution, the media, and popular culture to instantiate, expand, and wield executive power.


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Section Two: Reading the Presidency through Interactions


s e c t i o n t w o Reading the Presidency through Interactions On the night of April 6, 2017—two days after a chemical weapons attack in Khan Shaykun—President Donald Trump ordered 59 cruise missiles to strike the Al Shayrat Airfield in Syria. Se...

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