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Political conversion : personal transformation as strategic public communication

Author: Don Waisanen
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Series: Lexington studies in political communication.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyzes political conversion stories as a communication strategy aimed at winning the hearts and minds of the public. Through key cases, it charts the historical and contemporary uses of this strategy as a type of civil-religious persuasion in public discourse, evaluating its features and functions in politics.
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Waisanen, Don.
Political conversion.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2018007527
Named Person: Whittaker Chambers; Norman Podhoretz; David Horowitz; Garry Wills
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Don Waisanen
ISBN: 9781498575737 1498575730
OCLC Number: 1029772869
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction : political transformation as a pervasive strategy --
Political conversion as Manichaean deduction : Whittaker Chambers's Witness --
Political conversion as intellectual reduction : Norman Podhoretz's Breaking ranks --
Political conversion as generational induction : David Horowitz's Radical son --
Political conversion as bypassed seduction : Garry Wills's Confessions of a conservative --
Political transformation in U.S. politics --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Series Title: Lexington studies in political communication.
Responsibility: Don Waisanen.

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This book stands out among the many works on political rhetoric, offering an insightful examination of the political conversion narrative through four case studies. Fascinating and well written. -- Read more...

 
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