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Show – don’t tell: political rhetoric is increasingly anecdotal but not particularly artful

Atkins, Judi and Finlayson, Alan (2012) Show – don’t tell: political rhetoric is increasingly anecdotal but not particularly artful. British Politics and Policy at LSE (31 May 2012). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Anecdotes have become one of the most common rhetorical devices in political speeches and debates to prove the success of policies or to illustrate that a leader is ‘down to earth’. Judi Atkins and Alan Finlayson explain why our politicians are ignoring Shakespeare and Keats and instead turning to ‘Holly from Southampton’ to prove their virtues.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 15:23
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2013 15:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/48335

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