Category: patriotism

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Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part I

Note: I presented this paper at the 2012 Rhetoric Society of America conference in Philadelphia. “The country lost a great American today.” This statement from the USA Today‘s obituary of Ted Williams, who died on July 5, 2002, almost one year after September 11 and the beginning of the “War on Terror,” serves as a reminder that sports plays an integral role rhetorically in … Read More Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part I