Yes I agree its a sad state of affairs for both rhetoric and society.
I too, am discomforted by this unwillingness on the part of many,
particularly liberals, to make judgements. People's actions are very
much good and bad, right and wrong, good and evil. As are systems.
Until we are willing to "call it into question" which requires making
a judgement we can go no where.
I think complete rhetoric is the way that business gets done. And we
better get started.
I guess I was persuasive? But was I a "good man speaking well?"
It was fun, work, but fun to win you back from the Dark Side.
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Subject: Re: Re: Rhetorical Theory
Author: CyberJournal for Rhetoric and Writing
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Date: 8/6/96 06:45 PM
>From M. Hamende:
"That [persuasion-only] rhetoric to me seems dark and evil and
Couldn't agree more. It's just that I've seen so many in the field
discussing it this way. Depressing, this "it's cool to be amoral" approach.
(The rest of your message seemed disappointingly reasonable, so I
retire to the corner, where my cut man will go to work. . .)