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Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials / Edition 1

Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials / Edition 1

by Adam Garfinkle, David BrooksAdam Garfinkle
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Writing well, and persuasively, is not only a discipline that can be learned, it is one deeply rooted in the classical arts of rhetoric and polemic. This book introduces the essential skills, rules, and steps for producing effective political prose appropriate to many contexts, from the editorial, the op-ed, and the polemical essay to others both weighty and seemingly slight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765631244
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/15/2012
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 589,597
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction: How This Book Came to Be xi

1 Fundamentals of Rhetoric and Polemic 3

2 Becoming a Better Writer 22

3 Writing Better Still 47

4 The Essay 68

5 The Review 87

6 The Op-Ed 100

7 Speechwriting 110

8 Letters, Toasts, and Ceremonials 123

9 Memoranda 141

10 Commission Reports 148

11 Blogs 160

12 A Philosophy of Editing 169

Some Parting Words 177

Index 270

About the Author 187

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