Rhetorical Analysis Of Leonid Fridman America Needs Its Nerds

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In the weighty argumentative essay, “America Needs Its Nerds”, by Leonid Fridman, he points out a very important issue students who are academically gifted face: their intellectual advances often have them labeled as degrading terms such as geek or nerd. Throughout Fridman’s argument, he structures his agreement to attend to the appeal to logos and his belief that we do, in fact need our “nerds.” Fidman first exemplifies his assertive tone in the mere first few words of the text saying, “There is something very wrong with the system of values in a society that has only derogatory terms like nerd and geek for the intellectually curious and academically curious.” His anger towards the American system of values becomes evident early on, thus
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