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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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Afterword: Reflections on Rhetoric and the Presidency (David Zarefsky)


Afterword Reflections on Rhetoric and the Presidency david zarefsky The cover of the May 2018 issue of The Atlantic included a lead story on “How the Presidency Became Impossible.”1 The article suggests that many of the problems of the Trump presi...

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