Tag: Alan Finlayson

Too many facts and not enough theories: the rhetoric of the referendum campaign

Too many facts and not enough theories: the rhetoric of the referendum campaign

The campaign over the UK’s referendum on our continued membership of the European Union is entering its final stretch, with numerous facts, figures, and assertions being thrown around with wilful abandon. Here, Alan Finlayson argues that both campaigns in are build on thin theories which utterly fail to understand each other. Similar PostsA short handbook […]

The nature of modern political rhetoric is a big reason that voters were turned off by the turgid 2015 General Election

The nature of modern political rhetoric is a big reason that voters were turned off by the turgid 2015 General Election

Politics is an art which takes place largely through the exchange of written and spoken words, with some of the greatest politicians also excellent speakers and rhetoricians. But thanks to mass – and now digital – media, the nature of political rhetoric has changed.¬†Alan Finlayson traces the changes in the form of political rhetoric since […]