The Manufacture of Consent by Stephen M. Underhill
Publication Date: 2020-02-01
The second Red Scare was a charade orchestrated by a tyrant with the express goal of undermining the New Deal--so argues Stephen M. Underhill in this hard-hitting analysis of J. Edgar Hoover's rhetorical agency. Drawing on Classification 94, a vast trove of recently declassified records that documents the longtime FBI director's domestic propaganda campaigns in the mid-twentieth century, Underhill shows that Hoover used the growing power of his office to subvert the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman and redirect the trajectory of U.S. culture away from social democracy toward a toxic brand of neoliberalism.
Logos Without Rhetoric by Robin Reames (Editor); Edward Schiappa (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2017-06-19
How did rhetoric begin and what was it before it was called "rhetoric"? Must art have a name to be considered art? What is the difference between eloquence and rhetoric? And what were the differences among poets, philosophers, sophists, and rhetoricians before Plato emphasized--or perhaps invented--their differences? In Logos without Rhetoric: The Arts of Language before Plato, Robin Reames attempts to intervene in these and other questions by examining the status of rhetorical theory in texts that predate Plato's coining of the term "rhetoric" (c. 380 B.C.E.). From Homer and Hesiod to Parmenides and Heraclitus to Gorgias, Theodorus, and Isocrates, the case studies contained here examine the status of the discipline of rhetoric prior to and therefore in the absence of the influence of Plato and Aristotle's full-fledged development of rhetorical theory in the fourth century B.C.E.
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