Franklin Roosevelt In Fdr's Body Politics

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In this article “FDR’s Body Politics” by Davis W. Houck and Amos Kiewe discusses about how a crippled man become the president in the context of the culture that elects. It is about Franklin Roosevelt understood that a politician is not able to control his own body would be perceived as unable to control the body politic. While giving his speeches, he was physical bearing with it when delivering them. He tried to project robust health for himself while imputing disability, weakness, and even disease onto his political opponents and their policies. In FDR's Body Politics: The Rhetoric of Disability, Davis W. Houck and Amos Kiewe examine the silences about Roosevelt's disability. The words that he used portraid himself and his policies as powerful
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