Daily Scholarly Inspiration™

Course: Contemporary Political Rhetoric

Source: Logue, Cal M. and Patton, John H. "From Ambiguity to Dogma: The Rhetorical Symbols of Lyndon B. Johnson on Vietnam." The Southern Speech Communication Journal 47 (Spring 1982): 322.

Submitted by: Scott D. Iverson

Inspiration: "Persons tend to accept the reassuring explanations of authorities although they often 'recognize that the reassurance is unwarranted, even exploitative. But the official explanations are bound to be dominant, for these political beliefs permit people to live with their political worlds and with themselves with a minimum of strain. The alternative means a politicized life of active protest and resistance, and few want it."


Last Update : October 21, 2001