Issue 11 | Rhetoric and the Common Good

This issue of VIRTUE is devoted to rhetoric, the art of persuasion. In the following pages, we will reconsider the purposes and power of rhetoric, relating them to the education of the young and the health of society. 

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Issue 11: The Director’s Take

Issue 11: The Director’s Take

“The art of Oratory needs no encomium.” So begins the preface to Caleb Bingham’s 1810 volume entitled, The Columbian Ora... Read more

Truth and Tribalism: An Interview with Jonathan Rauch

Truth and Tribalism: An Interview with Jonathan Rauch

ARISTOTLE IDENTIFIED ETHOS, LOGOS, AND PATHOS AS THE THREE KEY PARTS OF PERSUASION. AS YOU KNOW, ETHOS, OR CHARACTER, IS... Read more

The Rhetoric of Freedom

The Rhetoric of Freedom

An excerpt from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, with an introduction by Anika Prather, Ph.D. Frederick Dou... Read more

The Gentling Rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln

The Gentling Rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln wrote and delivered great speeches, yet he often downplayed words. He knew that mere words could not bri... Read more

Great Hearts of Rhetoric

Great Hearts of Rhetoric

An Interview with Zackary Withers Zackary Withers is the headmaster at Anthem Preparatory Academy, and has been with Gr... Read more

Two Teaching Poems

Two Teaching Poems

I. Pupils: a Chiasm The tunnel with light at both ends: The joy of and the fear of Looking into it honestly An... Read more

Resources for Rhetorical Engagement

Resources for Rhetorical Engagement

Intelligence Squared With so much information and so many different news sources, and with the politicization of almo... Read more

Truth and Tribalism: An Interview with Jonathan Rauch

Truth and Tribalism: An Interview with Jonathan Rauch

ARISTOTLE IDENTIFIED ETHOS, LOGOS, AND PATHOS AS THE THREE KEY PARTS OF PERSUASION. AS YOU KNOW, ETHOS, OR CHARACTER, IS...

Read More