Facilitated Discussion of Partisan Politics and Corrupted Rhetoric Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4:30 – 6pm
Facilitated Discussion of Partisan Politics and Corrupted Rhetoric
Campus Location:Voorhies Hall
Room:126
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Cost:Free
Contact Email:randersen@ucdavis.edu
Contact Phone #:530-400-0673
Event Type:Forums, Discussions and Information Sessions, Free Events, Lectures and Seminars
Presented by:Tony Tanke, attorney and legal scholar
Sponsored by:Rhetoric@Davis

Join Rhetoric@Davis on Thursday, May 23 for our second spring event, a follow-up discussion on partisan politics and corrupted rhetoric. 

On May 2, Rex Stem, associate professor of classics at UC Davis, spoke on “Partisan Politics and Corrupted Rhetoric: Cicero and Sallust on Catiline." He argued, via the depiction of Catiline by Cicero and Sallust, that extreme partisanship corrupts the true names for things and causes the same words to mean different things to different audiences, thereby eroding the effectiveness of deliberative politics.

On May 23, legal scholar and local attorney Tony Tanke will facilitate a follow-up discussion on key points and takeaways from Professor Stem's talk. 

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