Research Summary 5 - Haley Rieger RHE 306 Research Summary...

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Haley Rieger RHE 306 Research Summary 5 Topic: The NAFTA Superhighway is only an idea that the paranoid ideas of political figures have produced. Shikha Dalmia and Leonard Gilroy. “The Conspiratorial Highway.” Los Angeles Times . September 20, 2007: A23. In “The Conspiratorial Highway,” Shikha Dalmia and Leonard Gilroy explain why they believe that those who think the new Trans-Texas Corridor is the first step in a road project that is “the spearhead of a conspiracy to dissolve the United States of America,” (A23) are paranoid and wrong-headed. In order to support their claim, the authors use many strategies to get through to the readers. First, they set up the playing field by describing the new highway project named the Trans-Texas Corridor. They explain each phase of the plan, where the highways would run, and future plans to link some of these roads. Next, they use satire to de-value the claim made by their opponents. They present the ideas of various political figures such as, Jerome Corsi, Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan, etc., as mere
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