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Donald Trump Will Leave You Numb - The New York Times
I can't recall the rhetorical figure of "repeat until exhausted." Too tired. But this is also about kairos: "Not by accident did he put on that 77-minute performance for the media — hurling insults, flinging lies, marinating in self-pity, luxuriating in self-love — just three days after the resignation of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and amid intensifying questions about collusion between Team Trump and the Russians.
"He was cluttering the landscape. Overwhelming the senses. Betting that a surfeit of clangorous music would obscure any particularly galling note. That wager got him all the way to the White House, though he has no place being there, and so he sticks with it. The news conference was a case study in such orchestrated chaos."
rhetoric  rhetorical_velocity  kairos  exhaustion  simuations  analysis 
february 2017 by mcmorgan
The Conference Manifesto - NYTimes.com
Making the pre-conference season rounds in my neighborhood.
conference  rhetoric  rhetorical_velocity 
may 2015 by mcmorgan
Hacking at Education: TED, Technology Entrepreneurship, Uncollege, and the Hole in the Wall
Audrey Watters on TED talks. Shiny, compelling, but no room for critique. "But once something becomes a TED Talk, it becomes oddly unassailable. The video, the speech, the idea, the applause — there too often stops our critical faculties. We don’t interrupt. We don’t jeer. We don’t ask any follow-up questions. They lecture. We listen."
rhetoric  rhetorical_velocity  ted  DH 
april 2014 by mcmorgan

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