However, Melly’s Empire of Conspiracy: The Culture of Paranoia in Postwar America fails to show evolution of government role that caused anxiety and panic in American culture. Thus, his recent monograph is helpful as it connects the social anxiety with lack of government transparency. Dean would agree with Melly’s method of investigating conspiracy with rising social fear, as Dean argued the "boundary-blurring," breaking down "formerly clear distinctions," result of social fear and the principal logic of contemporary
Oliphant 's Opaque Opinion Before Franklin Roosevelt 's New Deal, court justices referenced the Constitution in order to ensure economic liberty and prevention of encroachment upon private property. This conservative court was quick to strike down many of the New Deal initiatives, until there was a power shift on the bench in 1937. This historical context goes to show how a simple change in partisan power within the legal system has the potential to dramatically recalibrate the U.S. Supreme Court. In fact, just one justice has the capacity to have a strong influence within the courtroom. Correspondingly, James Oliphant composed "Tipping the Scales" which canvasses John Roberts role as Chief Justice.
In his cover story, “The Framing Wars”, he offers us insight to how politicians use rhetoric and other methods in order to sway us into the path they want. As such, George Lakoff, a professor and professional linguist at the University of Berkeley, describes to us how politicians covertly work. Lakoff stresses the importance of language and how wordplay triggers specific images in our minds. By camouflaging words, we can relate phrases into these specific images as he states, –“”love as journey”… you are more likely to relate to the story of, say, a breakup if it is described to you with the imagery of a journey.” (Lakoff 716) With the simple use of metaphors, Lakoff introduces to us the concept of “framing.” As the word suggests, framing gives us a picture in our mind when certain words are said. Within our minds, we all have different types of “frames” and how they each get activated is different as well.
Tammany Hall is one of the most controversial topics of political history and is the main discussion of the book Honest Graft: The World of George Washington Plunkitt by William L. Riordon. It is a collections of talks and writing of Plunkitt detailing about his life, politics, and general knowledge of the public. Many reformers saw the organization of Tammany Hall as a corrupt malignancy that plagued the American government. But Plunkitt argues that his work was always practical, legal and influential and helped shape the democratic system for the better. And as for his fortune, he simply states, “I seen my opportunities and I took em.” (Riordon) According to the book, becoming a politician is simpler than one would think.
In the Quote from his “Gop Presidential Nomination Speech(1964)” Barry Goldwater Communicates his view and position on the idea of equality in order to sway the public to cast their votes for him. The speaker, Barry Goldwater seems Candid in the diction he uses to explain what the definition of what equality should and shouldn 't mean. When he uses the phrase “as it has been so tragically in our time,” in an incognito manner he impeaches the past president 's views and the way they strived to change the government. Goldwater handles the situation perfectly, casting that small seed of doubt into the audience minds, without knowing he put them in their. This technique casts himself in a better light compared to the last
We worry about health and taxes and the stock market… [and] We fall for all sorts of get-rich-quick schemes” (Mosley 1). The specific anaphora he uses is the repetition of the word “we” to grab the reader’s attention. Using an anaphora allows Mosley to address not only the problems currently in the government, but problems for the people that can possibly arise from the government. The use of an anaphora successfully allowed for Mosley to grab the reader’s attention and make them think about what he is trying to prove about the government. Despite America’s promise “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,” author Walter Mosley argues that the U.S. government is not involved in the lives of the citizens and does not allow for them to obtain their right of happiness.
To conclude his speech, the President mentions self-guilt on the part of the country on how they had not displayed the “sense of business responsibility” that they should have, a rhetorical strategy that approximates the audience to the government. His final sentence is an allusion to his inaugural address, another point in which JFK creates an extra layer of attachment to his listener. The previously mentioned ‘alternate reality’ is used once again but primarily for pathos. He mentions the possibilities of the way that science could be advancing efficiency,“In short, at a time where we could be exploring how more efficiency (...) could be obtained,” he proposes and
Thomas Nast was a political commentator, and he used his artwork to execute his ability. His artworks contained political ideas that he wanted to show, and he could change citizen’s public opinion softly through his works, such as he showed his political ideas to supporting the North during the Civil war and he showed his political ideas of abolishing the slavery. Thomas Nast was a cartoonist for newspapers, at that time he created two symbolic political icons, the Republican Elephant and the Democratic Donkey. They were famous. Nowadays seldom people are remembering Nast, but they know what is the Republic Elephant and the Democratic Donkey.
The film “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch 's War on Journalism” was about having one person in control of the media corporation on freedom of the press. I found this film interesting because it was exposure how the behind the scene of media work. Since it was exposing how Fox News asked journalists to lie, and when they refused, they were fired. How Bill O 'Reilly and Sean Hannity attempt to intimidate guests with whom they disagree and who the company disagree with. In addition, how controlling the network 's content, and editorial control ensuring which stories and issues are covered and the strongly conservative perspective of such coverage.
Their arguments revolve around mostly political, ethical, and moral factors. Harvey Sapolsky, Professor of Public Policy and Organizational and former director of MIT Security Studies Program, tried to explain in his article, The Fluoridation Controversy: An Alternative Explanation, the behavior of the opponents through two theories. The alienation theory suggests that individuals socially and politically disadvantaged seek ways to attack those people who are perceived as powerful and since water fluoridation is usually supported by big scientists, big business, and big government, that would explain the opposition (Sapolsky 242). Sapolsky provides also an alternative theory which is based on referendum campaigns to vote in favor or against water fluoridation. The theory suggests that most of the opposition, in this case, is caused by the confusion developed in the mind of voters due to misinformation (245).
. In my view, the author is correct since people have been known to abuse their power, especially when they are in a position of power like a presidential candidate. More specifically, I believe that people convince others into following them and try to force their beliefs onto others, regardless of those who don’t share the same opinion. This can be seen in the lines “He used his vow to torture terrorism suspects as an applause line at a Las Vegas rally Monday night … And when a protester was ejected from the rally, Trump said, “I’d like to punch him in the face.””. This quote shows how some people don’t care about other people or their opinions if it gets in the way of their goals.
Many presidents sometimes do not have the best relationship with Congress but eventually they work out their differences, especially when you are a Republican Party with a democratic influenced Congress. Having different views on abortion, economic aid to Poland and Hungary, deficit reduction and United States policy towards Noriega 's rule in Panama made Congress and Bush dislike each other and not agree with each other. The biggest argument that occurred between him and Congress was when he wanted to cut the capital gains tax rate, a plan that Democrats viewed as a betrayal of the commitment both parties made to tax reform in 1986.
Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush is a completely bias book. This book would be useful in a psychology class on what is the mental capacity of a self- centered and extremely conceded president when complementing his own judgement. The author is also majorly opinionated towards Bush because he got his information from Bush himself. He used to be an editor for Texas monthly. Robert Draper is no more than a gossip journalist that has a bias opinion of Bush’s proceedings and decisions.
They, as conservatives, feel the extreme change in society during JFK’s presidency created problems. The authors feel Kennedy ruined America’s reputation, caused citizens to rebel, and somehow disrupted family life. This is an unfair interpretation. As, multiple times earlier in their accounts, Schweikart and Allen have shown obvious bias towards leaders who promoted change, such as FDR. Yes, the authors feel he had no equal, at least in his time period, they feel this way mainly because of his differences from JFK.
This called for immediate attention and had the attention of single person in America. Niccolo Machiavelli was a philosopher from the 15th and 16th century, using his ideas I will examine the politics and public policy of the Bush administration following 9/11. After the attacks on 9/11, Americans looked to the government for protection and the government acted by implementing new policies. Policies that would prevent another attack, expose terrorist, and make Americans feel safe again. From a Machiavellian perspective, many of these policies were justly implemented.