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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 Three: Reading the Presidency through Interruptions


s e c t i o n t h r e e Reading the Presidency through Interruptions Few concepts have more traction in our present political moment than polariza- tion. In 2014 the Pew Research center dedicated an entire year of special reports to the phenomenon...

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