The Prospect of Presidential Rhetoric
James Arnt Aune
Texas A&M University Press, 2008 - Political Science - 384 pages
Culminating a decade of conferences that have explored presidential speech, The Prospect of Presidential Rhetoric assesses progress and suggests directions for both the practice of presidential speech and its study.
In Part One, following an analytic review of the field by Martin Medhurst, contributors address the state of the art in their own areas of expertise. Roderick P. Hart then summarizes their work in the course of his rebuttal of an argument made by political scientist George Edwards: that presidential rhetoric lacks political impact.
Part Two of the volume consists of the forward-looking reports of six task forces, comprising more than forty scholars, charged with outlining the likely future course of presidential rhetoric, as well as the major questions scholars should ask about it and the tools at their disposal.
The Prospect of Presidential Rhetoric will serve as a pivotal work for students and scholars of public discourse and the presidency who seek to understand the shifting landscape of American political leadership.
Chapter 4 The Return of the Imperial Presidency
Chapter 5 To Produce A Judicious Choice
Chapter 6 The Rhetorical Presidency and the Myth of the American Dream
Chapter 7 Of Allies and Enemies
Chapter 8 Revising the Cold War Narrative to Encompass Terrorist Threats
Chapter 11 Report of the National Task Force on the Presidency and Deliberative Democracy
Chapter 12 Report of the National Task Force on Presidential Communication to Congress
Chapter 13 Report of the National Task Force on the Presidency and Public Opinion
Chapter 14 Report of the National Task Force on the Ethical Responsibilities of the Presidential Rhetoric
Chapter 15 Report of the National Task Force on the Theory and Practice of the Rhetorical Presidency
Chapter 16 Report of the National Task Force on Presidential Rhetoric in Times of Crisis
Chapter 9 George W Bush Public Faith and the Culture of War over SameSex Marriage
Chapter 10 Thinking Harder About Presidential Discourse
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