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3,500 Good Quotes for Speakers by Gerald Lieberman

By Gerald Lieberman

Few issues boost a speech greater than a well-chosen citation, and during this e-book you will discover anything for each subject and each get together. even if you are after the knowledge of the a while or a zingy wisecrack on any topic from skill to Zoo, it really is right here, prepared alphabetically for simple reference. a major reference and a satisfaction simply to flick thru to boot.

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A demand for an end to the ideological confrontations that are largely irrelevant to the 1990s. It is a demand for steadiness, for social peace, for broad tolerance, for more egalitarian economic policies, for economic growth. 26 In his 2004 memoir, Bill Clinton would recall the initial impression made on him by Dionne’s “remarkable” book. 29 The importance of these books resides in how each helped to build a context of discourse to validate and bring greater recognition to the premises about the party and the electorate that underwrote the centrist rhetoric that Clinton would later carry into the primary.

Rather, its very disposition is to ask “tough questions” in search of reality by using an approach that will “address the party’s weaknesses directly” rather than evasively. To “evade” something, of course, is not merely to escape it for the sake of doing so. It is to dodge something for a purpose that can range from the abstract to the concrete. Tax “evasion,” for example, or “evading” arrest, each mark attempts to dodge the enforcement of state law. The end of each may carry a private “reward,” albeit one exacted at a public cost and with risk.

By putting this implicit rhetorical objective into the foreground, we can see one way that language works in the text. We can see how it unfolds and then follows in strategic ways the politically divisive implications of the topos of “evasion” contained in its title in order to establish, via negative example, its claim to the center. Working through a series of recurring maneuvers that draw from evasion’s associations with subterfuge, bad faith, and denial, the text equates its own truth with a more democratically legitimate and strategically wise perspective on democratic representation than that held at the time by the party.

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