It’s “your turn” to set the agenda and share your views about conversations taking place in our region, including the handcuffing of black teens who were selling water bottles on the National Mall and the latest on the saga between slumlord Sanford Capital, its tenants and the District.
Politicians for centuries learned the art of persuasion from classical texts, with a heavy emphasis on Shakespeare’s plays. While we may not hear Shakespeare quoted in Congress very often today, make no mistake: the Bard’s language infuses almost all political oratory, from the Gettysburg Address to today’s the State of the Union. We explore the language of politics.
- Michael Witmore Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
- Brian Lamb Founder and Executive Chairman, C-SPAN; Host, Q&A
- Christina Bellantoni Editor in Chief, Roll Call
"One of the things we suffer from is a sort of powerpoint politics and discourse," but there's often more value to a live exchange of ideas, saysMichael Whitmore.
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