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- Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 47.95
In spring of 1953, newly elected President Eisenhower sat down with his staff to discuss the state of American strategy in the cold war. America, he insisted, needed a new approach to an urgent situation. From this meeting emerged Eisenhower?s teams of ?bright young fellows,? charged with developing competing policies, each of which would come to... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2012; US$ 55.95
In an era when the value of the humanities and qualitative inquiry has been questioned in academia and beyond, Making the Case is an engaging and timely collection that brings together a veritable who?s who of public address scholars to illustrate the power of case-based scholarly argument and to demonstrate how critical inquiry into a specific... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2011; US$ 19.95
For almost thirty years, William F. Gavin wrote speeches at the highest levels of government. Speechwright is his insider?s view of politics, a shrewd critique of presidential and congressional rhetoric, and a personal look at the political leaders for whom he wrote speeches. While serving President Richard Nixon and candidate Ronald Reagan, Gavin... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2010; US$ 47.95
Executing Democracy: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807 is the first volume of a rhetorical history of public debates about crime, violence, and capital punishment in America. This examination begins in 1683, when William Penn first struggled to govern the rowdy indentured servants of Philadelphia, and continues up until 1807,... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2012; US$ 47.95
This eye-opening and well-researched companion to the first volume of Executing Democracy enters the death-penalty discussion during the debates of 1835 and 1843, when pro-death penalty Calvinist minister George Barrell Cheever faced off against abolitionist magazine editor John O?Sullivan. In contrast to the macro-historical overview presented... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 47.95
No modern president has had as much influence on American national politics as Franklin D. Roosevelt. During FDR?s administration, power shifted from states and localities to the federal government; within the federal government it shifted from Congress to the president; and internationally, it moved from Europe to the United States. All of these... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
Creating Conservatism charts the vital role of canonical post?World War II (1945?1964) books in generating, guiding, and sustaining conservatism as a political force in the United States. Dedicated conservatives have argued for decades that the conservative movement was a product of print, rather than a march, a protest, or a pivotal moment of persecution.... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 35.95
Christian Fundamentalism is a doctrine and a discourse in tension. Fundamentalists describe themselves as both marginal and a majority. They announce the imminent end of the world while building massive megachurches and political lobbying organizations. They speak of the need for purity and separation from the outside world while continually innovating... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00
Plato isn?t exactly thought of as a champion of democracy, and perhaps even less as an important rhetorical theorist. In this book, James L. Kastely recasts Plato in just these lights, offering a vivid new reading of one of Plato?s most important works: the Republic . At heart, Kastely demonstrates, the Republic is a democratic epic poem and pioneering... more...