Readings for Tuesday: Lakoff+3 articles
For Tuesday, you should also read the George Lakoff essay, "Moral Politics."
In addition to Lakoff, be sure to read the following articles:
- Dahlia Lithwick, "Babies and Bath Water," from The New York Times.
- Douglas J. Feith, "A Smarter Way to Use Our Troops," from the Washington Post.
- Matea Gold and Edwin Chen, "Kerry Criticizes Bush's Plan to Withdraw Troops", from the Los Angeles Times
Note: You may be required to register to view articles from the Times and other newspapers we read in class. This registration will always be free, even if it can be annoying.
For your first blog entry, you should analyze one of the three bulleted articles/editorials listed above. You may choose to analyze the article according to the model offered in Good Reasons, or you may apply some of the arguments raised by Lakoff in his essay on political discourse. If you analyze the article using Good Reasons, discuss which of the appeals the author seems to be using (he or she may be using more than one), and discuss which arguments are most and least effective and explain why. Your responses should be approximately 250-300 words.