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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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