Eloquence in an Electronic Age

In a book that blends anecdote with analysis, Kathleen Hall Jamieson--author of the award-winning Packaging the Presidency--offers a perceptive and often disturbing account of the transformation of political speechmaking.

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199879109

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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In a book that blends anecdote with analysis, Kathleen Hall Jamieson--author of the award-winning Packaging the Presidency--offers a perceptive and often disturbing account of the transformation of political speechmaking. Jamieson addresses such fundamental issues about public speaking as what talents and techniques differentiate eloquent speakers from non-eloquent speakers. She also analyzes the speeches of modern presidents from Truman to Reagan and of political players from Daniel Webster to Mario Cuomo. Ranging from the classical orations of Cicero to Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, this lively, well-documented volume contains a wealth of insight into public speaking, contemporary characteristics of eloquence, and the future of political discourse in America.

Democratic Eloquence

Jamieson , Eloquence in an Electronic Age , pp . 50 – 51 . Jamieson ' s book
appeared just as I was finishing my own . Her emphasis on the conversational
style of contemporary discourse fits very well with my discussion of the new
respect for ...

Author: Kenneth Cmiel

Publisher: William Morrow & Company


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

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Examines how American thought influenced the development of the English language in the nineteenth century

Eyewitness To Power

... Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking
(New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), p. 113. “Adult children of alcoholics”:
Peggy Noonan, What I Saw at the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era ...

Author: David Gergen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074321949X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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From Nixon to Clinton, Watergate to Whitewater, few Americans have observed the ups and downs of presidential leadership more closely over the past thirty years than David Gergen. A White House adviser to four presidents, both Republican and Democrat, he offers a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of their struggles to exercise power and draws from them key lessons for leaders of the future. Gergen begins Eyewitness to Power with his reminiscence of being the thirty-year-old chief of the White House speechwriting team under Richard Nixon, a young man at the center of the Watergate storm. He analyzes what made Nixon strong -- and then brought him crashing down: Why Nixon was the best global strategist among recent presidents. How others may gain his strategic sense. How Nixon allowed his presidency to spin out of control. Why the demons within destroyed him. What lessons there are in Nixon's disaster. Gergen recounts how President Ford recruited him to help shore up his White House as special counsel. Here Gergen considers: Why Ford is one of our most underrated presidents. Why his pardon of Nixon was right on the merits but was so mishandled that it cost him his presidency. Even in his brief tenure, Ford offers lessons of leadership for others, as Gergen explains. Though Gergen had worked in two campaigns against him, Ronald Reagan called him back to the White House again, where he served as the Gipper's first director of communications. Here he describes: How Reagan succeeded where others have failed. Why his temperament was more important than his intelligence. How he mastered relations with Congress and the press. The secrets of "the Great Communicator" and why his speeches were the most effective since those of John Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt. In 1993, Bill Clinton surprised Gergen -- and the political world -- when he recruited the veteran of Republican White Houses to join him as counselor after his early stumbles. Gergen reveals: Why Clinton could have been one of our best presidents but fell short. How the Bill-and-Hillary seesaw rocked the White House. How failures to understand the past brought Ken Starr to the door. Why the new ways in which leadership was developed by the Clinton White House hold out hope, and what dangers they threaten. As the twenty-first century opens, Gergen argues, a new golden age may be dawning in America, but its realization will depend heavily upon the success of a new generation at the top. Drawing upon all his many experiences in the White House, he offers seven key lessons for leaders of the future. What they must have, he says, are: inner mastery; a central, compelling purpose rooted in moral values; a capacity to persuade; skills in working within the system; a fast start; a strong, effective team; and a passion that inspires others to keep the flame alive. Eyewitness to Power is a down-to-earth, authoritative guide to leadership in the tradition of Richard Neustadt's Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents.

The British Presidency

21 Kathleen H. Jamieson , Eloquence in an Electronic Age : The Transformation
of Political Speechmaking ( Oxford , Oxford University Press , 1988 ) , p . 13 . 22
Jamieson , Eloquence in an Electronic Age , p . 117 . 23 Barilleaux , The Post ...

Author: Michael Stewart Foley

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719050169

Category: Education

Page: 374

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Makes a compelling argument about the increrased importance of political leaders and the changing style of leadership in Britain and the US. Introduces new concepts and backs them up with a convincing argument about the existence of a British 'presidency'. Completely up-to-date - the first convincing analysis of Tony Blair's leadership style. Locates the emergence of the New Labour project and its defining ideal of strong leadership within the context of Margaret Thatcher's conviction politics and the dysfunctional premiership of John Major. Concludes that Blair's rise to power and his dominating presence in government represents a decisive precedent and the standard against which his competitors and successors will be judge.

Guide to the Presidency

Jamieson, Eloquence in an Electronic Age, 45–53. 37. Quoted in Daniel J.
Boorstin, The Americans: The Democratic Experience (New York: Random
House, 1973), 475. 38. Hart, Sound of Leadership, xix. 39. Kernell, Going Public,
22. 40.

Author: Michael Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135914621

Category: Political Science

Page: 1773

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The Guide to the Presidency is an extensive study of the most important office of the U.S. political system. Its two volumes describe the history, workings and people involved in this office from Washington to Clinton. The thirty-seven chapters of the Guide, arranged into seven distinct subject areas (ranging from the origins of the office to the powers of the presidency to selection and removal) cover every aspect of the presidency. Initially dealing with the constitutional evolution of the presidency and its development, the book goes on to expand on the history of the office, how the presidency operates alongside the numerous departments and agents of the federal bureaucracy, and how the selection procedure works in ordinary and special cicumstances. Of special interest to the reader will be the illustrated biographies of every president from Washington to the present day, and the detailed overview of the vice-presidents and first ladies of each particular office. Also included are two special appendices, one of which gathers together important addresses and speeches from the Declaration of Independence to Clinton's Inaugural Address, and another which provides results from elections and polls and statistics from each office.

The Canadian Business Review

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The President the Public and the Parties

Ibid . , 12–14 ; see also Jamieson , Eloquence in an Electronic Age , 165–201 .
42. Quoted in Hart , Sound of Leadership , 36 . 43. Quoted in Theodore C.
Sorensen , Kennedy ( New York : Harper and Row , 1965 ) , 346 . 44. Herbert S.
Parmet ...

Author: Congressional Quarterly, inc

Publisher: Cq Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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A continued examination of the President's relationship with the public, from public opinion cycles to news media to interest groups.

Essays in Presidential Rhetoric

Kathleen Jamieson ' s Eloquence in An Electronic Age is concerned with so
many different matters that a summary seems inadequate . To put it simply , her
prithese changes have wrought in speaking style and in the public ' s
understanding ...

Author: Theodore Windt

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 543

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Perspectives on Political Communication

This everyday eloquence will be imitated by others in the years following the
Reagan presidency . The Reagan Style Kathleen Hall Jamieson in Eloquence in
an Electronic Age identifies several characteristics of a political style that she
argues ...

Author: Lauren Cohen Bell

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 150

Political Communication covers far more than elections by presenting 13 unique case studies that are each examined through the political science, rhetorical and mass communication perspectives. The foundation of the book is laid in the first three chapters where each of the three authors fully develops his/her perspective and explains how their view relates to understanding political communication. After this groundwork is set, the authors apply these different perspectives to case studies that focus on the presidency, Congress, the Supreme Court, social movements, popular culture and, of course, elections. Each case includes detailed information about the political communication event, analyses from the three perspectives, and a list of additional cases the student might want to explore. The richness and depth of each case is drawn out in the analysis portion of each chapter; readers will walk away with an understanding of how a political scientist, a rhetorician, and a mass communication researcher each think about political communication.

Forgetting Hubert Humphrey

18 In Eloquence in an Electronic Age : The Transformation of Political
Speechmaking Kathleen Hall Jamieson set out to explain how Ronald Reagan
could be more popular than his policies throughout his tenure as president . She
concluded ...

Author: Lisa Bates-Froiland




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Constructing Clinton

Jamieson , Eloquence in an Electronic Age , 84 . For more on the nature of the
postmodern political spectacle , see Ryan Barilleaux , The Post - Modern
Presidency : The Office After Ronald Reagan ( New York : Praeger , 1988 ) ;
Michael ...

Author: Shawn J. Parry-Giles

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

View: 267

This book examines Clinton's image as it was produced by visual representations in The Man from Hope, The War Room, Primary Colors, MTV's Biorhythms, and PBS' The American President. The book uses the language of postmodernism in an attempt to make a metaphysics out of what was once just plain old propaganda. The authors teach political communication at the University of Maryland. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Rhetoric of Western Thought

Jamieson ' s book Eloquence in an Electronic Age ( 1988 ) attempts to “ search
out eloquence ' s new incarnations and ultimately asks whether they can and
should mesh with the ancient art . ” 101 She says that the book is about political ...

Author: James L. Golden



Category: Rhetoric

Page: 412

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Building upon a rich legacy, the new edition of The Rhetoric of Western Thought provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of rhetoric from its inception in the ancient world, to its present day expression in contemporary practice and scholarship. As with previous editions, The Rhetoric of Western Thought, has been revised to enhance its traditional strengths by expanding coverage, by refining pedagogy, by updating treatment, and by improving organization, clarity and readability.

Changing Channels

12 Kathleen Hall Jamieson , Eloquence in an Electronic Age : The
Transformation of Political Speechmaking ( New York : Oxford University Press ,
1988 ) . 13 Bruce Barron , The Health and Wealth Gospel ( Downers Grove , IL :
InterVarsity ...

Author: Tyron Inbody

Publisher: United Theological Seminary

ISBN: 9781882122004

Category: Religion

Page: 181

View: 798


True , some of the jurors had similar classroom conditioning ; but , if they are
typical , from the age of five through eighteen ... 17 Kathleen Hale Jamieson ,
ELOQUENCE IN AN ELECTRONIC AGE , Oxford University Press . of a history
text ...

Author: James W. Jeans



Category: Trial practice

Page: 1720

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American Government

See Kathleen Hall Jamieson , Eloquence in an Electronic Age ( New York :
Oxford University Press , 1988 ) , 248 ; and Neil Postman , “ Critical Thinking in
the Electronic Age , ” Kettering Review , Winter 1988 , 40 – 48 . 19 . Anthony
Smith ...

Author: Stephen E. Frantzich

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages


Category: Political Science

Page: 639

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This unique text uses game analogies to illustrate the political process, including the strategies, rules, players and outcomes which affect the process.


May 1991. ATC 2. Telephone Interview. February 1993. ATC 3. Personal
Interview. June 1992. ATO 4. Telephone Interview. April 1991. Jamieson,
Kathleen Hall. Eloquence in the Electronic Age, The Transformation of Political

Author: Michael Round

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317733819

Category: History

Page: 144

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Rise of the British Presidency

Kathleen Jamieson in Eloquence in an Electronic Age ( 1988 ) points out that
because ' television is a visual medium whose natural grammar is associative , a
person adept at visualizing claims in dramatic capsules will be able to use ...

Author: Michael Foley

Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press


Category: Great Britain

Page: 325

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Examines the new resources, strategies and motivations of British political leadership and argues that they have produced a British presidency. Foley asserts that the nature of the premiership has altered and that British and American premiership are developing on a parallel.

The Angel Sings

... press , they also bear an extremely close resemblance to what , in today's
electronic age , one now calls " media events . ... see Jamieson , Eloquence in an
Electronic Age : The Transformation of Political Speechmaking and Dan Nimmo
and ...

Author: Karen Joy Musolf



Category: Women

Page: 672

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Encyclopedia of Communication and Information Aca Fun

Even the ancient practice of political speech making , as Kathleen Hall Jamieson
observes in her book Eloquence in an Electronic Age ( 1988 ) , became relatively
more intimate , conversational , and television - friendly by the late twentieth ...

Author: Jorge Reina Schement

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 9780028653839

Category: Communication

Page: 1161

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Explores the full spectrum of communication, from careers to information technologies, in an interdisciplinary fashion. Emphasis is on both historical and current issues, topics, and people.

Redeeming Television

2 How TV images have influenced political discourse is discussed cogently in
Kathleen Hall Jamieson , Eloquence in an Electronic Age ( New York : Oxford
University Press , 1988 ) . 3Meyrowitz , No Sense , 98 , 101 . 4Postman , Amusing
, 76 ...

Author: Quentin James Schultze

Publisher: Intervarsity Press


Category: Religion

Page: 198

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Quentin J. Schultze offers an indispensable course in televisual literacy--counseling us to become active watchers instead of passive viewers.Winner of a 1993 Christianity Today Critics' Choice Award (2nd place, contemporary issues). 180 pages, paper