ERIC Number: EJ266932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Romantic Democracy, Ronald Reagan, and Presidential Heroes.
Fisher, Walter R.
Western Journal of Speech Communication, v46 n3 p299-310 Sum 1982
This practical criticism is written for communication scholars who seek further understanding of significant communication events. Believing that a romantic strain exists in American history/politics, this essay suggests characteristics of presidential heroes, relates Ronald Reagan's rhetoric to the romantic tradition, and compares his rhetoric with Jimmy Carter's and Ted Kennedy's. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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