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There is no rhetoric in the book!

Davood Khodaei's latest work, "Hitler's Mansion", focuses on a period of Iranian history in the city of Tabriz before and after the Islamic Revolution. The narrator of the story, a member of the Qajar family, unwittingly encounters…

No more rhetoric, slogans on ANC policy

The head of the ANC's Economic Transformation Committee, Mmamoloko Kubayi, has warned against campaigning for the leadership positions before the ruling party's National Executive Committee (NEC) opens the nomination process. Kubayi, who…

Jim Fossel: Beware of apocalyptic rhetoric

If you haven't noticed, it seems that a lot of things are not working in this country. According to politicians of various stripes, a myriad of institutions in America are broken lately: democracy, capitalism, society, families, religion…

The rhetoric of good and evil

Have you noticed how the word "evil" has become a common reference in political discussions across the country? It doesn't matter which side is talking, the far right or the far left. It's not just your…

Democrats hail Biden for calling Trump

(The Hill) - Democrats have been waiting a year for President Joe Biden to challenge former President Donald Trump for his claims about the 2020 presidential election and identify the role Trump played in getting his supporters to…

Civil discourse in an uncivil era

On November 3, the English Language and Literature Department hosted the 2021 Dorothy Black Lecture: Civil discourse in an uncivil era / Uncivil and sick in America.The presentation explored the power of social media to…

Poetic rhetoric | Signpost

Tacey Atsitty, recipient of several awards including the Truman Capote Creative Writing Fellowship, the Carson-Browning Poetry Prize and the Morning Star Creative Writing Award, spoke at the International Poetry Night on November 17.…

Eye drops for a green wash

If you're looking for a scorecard to judge the long-awaited United Nations Climate Change Conference which kicks off on October 31, watch this scorecard debut: the global body that now sets the financial accounting…

How China’s past shapes Xi’s worldview

China is now a world power, something hardly imaginable a few decades ago. Its power sometimes stems from cooperation with the rest of the world, such as the signing of the Paris climate agreement. Or sometimes it means competition, like…