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Author Lim, Elvin T., 1976-

Title The anti-intellectual presidency : the decline of presidential rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush / Elvin T. Lim
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 178 pages) : illustrations
Contents The problem of presidential rhetoric -- The linguistic simplification of presidential rhetoric -- The anti-intellectual speechwriters -- The substantive impoverishment of presidential rhetoric -- Institutionalizing the anti-intellectual presidency -- Indicting the anti-intellectual presidency -- Reforming the anti-intellectual presidency -- Appendix I : the General Inquirer (GI) -- Appendix II : definitions of General Inquirer categories used -- Appendix III : annual messages, 1790-2006 -- Appendix IV : inaugural addresses, 1789-2005 -- Appendix V : presidential speechwriters interviewed -- Appendix VI : the Flesch readability score
Summary Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. The Problem of Presidential Rhetoric. 2. Rhetorical Simplification and the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 3. Creating the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 4. Substantive Impoverishment and the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 5. Institutionalizing the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 6. Defending and Indicting the Anti-intellectual Presidency. 7. Reforming the Anti-intellectual Presidency. Appendix I: The General Inquirer (GI). Appendix II: Definitions of GI Categories Used. Appendix III: Annual Messages, 1790-2006. Appendix IV: Inaugural Addresses, 1789-2005. Appendix V: Pr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Presidents -- United States -- History
Presidents -- United States -- Language -- History
Presidents -- United States -- Intellectual life -- History
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History
Communication in politics -- United States -- History
Political oratory -- United States -- History
Presidents -- United States -- Intellectual life
HISTORY -- State & Local -- General.
Communication in politics
Intellectual life
Political oratory
Politics and government
Presidents -- Intellectual life
Presidents -- Language
Rhetoric -- Political aspects
SUBJECT United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Intellectual life.
Subject United States
Verenigde Staten.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199711611