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Words Like Loaded Pistols

Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama

By Sam Leith
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Words Like Loaded Pistols: Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama by Sam Leith

Words Like Loaded Pistols (2012) is a guide to identifying rhetoric and using it to your advantage. These blinks use historical, contemporary and everyday examples to show how rhetoric is a part of everything we do, which is why it’s such an essential topic to examine.

  • Anyone who wants to better understand the science behind political jargon
  • Students and professionals striving to become better public speakers and writers

Sam Leith is the literary editor of the Spectator and has contributed to The Wall Street Journal, Evening Standard and Guardian, among other publications.

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