Worse, many are convinced that she is not what she seems, and that what we do see of Clinton is a political fiction.
Boldness; what second and third? This philosopher was not talking about the rise and rise of President Donald J. But he might well have been: One function of the inauguration address is for the new President to perform with due dignity the august role he has just assumed.
And, although the media has picked up on several darker flashes in the address, Mr Trump was on his best behaviour.
The new President began almost conventionally. He thanked the Chief Justice and past Presidents present for the occasion. There were no broadsides against the corruption of the media.
Many of the most famous Presidential statements in US history have been made in service of this important function. This is something Donald John Trump well understands.
It lies in the ability to arouse the passions of the audience: American carnage You can tell a lot about a writer by her stock of similes and metaphors. The first metaphor in the inaugural address there are just eight is nevertheless striking. Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation.
Trump s first image in the Inaugural Address. The final metaphor of the speech comparably depicts the United States as so divided as to be reunitable only in blood-letting sacrifice: President Trump feels the need to reassure the audience that: There is no fear: The sentiment brought no applause: When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.
It figures This is not to say that the speech is poorly written. There are several ornamental features that run thought it. Trump almost achieves eloquence with: Together we will make America strong again, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America safe again and yes [with self-correction for emphasis], together we will make America great again.
Such figures of the speech, however, form the stock and trade of a rhetorical training. Trumpian Manichaeism The classical textbooks set out five parts of a speech: As well as being a very bold thing to say, this is the classically populist keynote of the speech.
How the power can be transferred back directly to the people in a large nation with a system of representative government, facing almost unprecedented material and educational inequalities, was of course not explained.
Instead, Mr Trump proceeded straight into the antitheses that structure the entire argument: The bard himself used it often—think: To be or not to be. In other words, this is politics, not poetry. And it is a very divisive form of populist politics which trades on simplification and provocation.
It stokes the fires of the resentment to which it makes its only-ever-half-concealed appeal. But for the vast majority of the people in the USA and around the world, all rhetoric aside, there is very little that can be done except to wait and see and hope.
For boldness does fascinate, and bind hand and foot, those that are either shallow in judgment, or weak in courage, which are the greatest part; yea and prevails with wise men at weak times:Latest breaking news, including politics, crime and celebrity.
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