America Needs Its Nerds Rhetorical Analysis

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“How long can America remain a world-class power if we constantly emphasize social skills and physical prowess over academic achievement and intellectual ability?” Leonid Fridman uses this sentence to finalize his argument for why Americans should stop alienating its intellectual citizens. Fridman uses a few techniques to build his argument including word choice, factual based examples, and appeals to emotions. The text “America Needs its Nerds” could be very relatable for some people. Fridman’s word choice is very helpful when constructing his argument. To demonstrate how American society uses derogatory terms when talking about intellectuals he uses words such as “freak”, and the true definition of what a “geek” is. He also makes use of the
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