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Rhetoric for Radicals Ch. 3

  • Leftist
    • Political
    • Government owns means of production
    • Smaller wage gap
    • Marxism
  • Liberal
    • broader than political (social, cultural)
    • Against conservatism
      • Right
      • Strong individualism
      • Less government involvement
      • Ethics of individual achievement
      • Survival of the fittest
      • “American Dream”
        • Work hard, rise economically
        • Gender roles with corresponding behaviors/expectations
          • Perhaps these have shifted but not dissipated
        • Encourages reproduction
        • Bias toward Caucasian, able-bodied people
          • Although this may be a model circulated internationally
        • Religious freedom
  • Seems passionate
    • Attacking
    • biased
  • Perhaps doesn’t extend credibility to any counter-arguments (despite the content of the chapter advocating for precisely that)
  • Do we translate thoughts into language (are they extra-lingual) or is thought influenced or structured by language itself?