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The Power of Rhetoric: Understanding Political Oratory

The power of rhetoric: Understanding political oratory
Vanessa B.Beasley

In Plato's dialog Gorgias (c. 386 BCE), Socrates asks Gorgias ‘what in the world the power of rhetoric can be’ (as cited in Bizzell and Herzberg, 2001: 93). Gorgias was a good person for Socrates ...

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