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Black Lives Matter and the Rhetoric of Revolution

Black Lives Matter and the Rhetoric of Revolution

In classical Greece, the sophists were practitioners of the art of rhetoric. They took pride in their ability to persuade audiences to embrace any position. They could, as one boasted, “make the weaker argument appear the stronger.” Ancient sophists employed their rhetorical skills to dominate others rather than lead them to truth.

 

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