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A Rhetorical Analysis Of “The Death  Of Honesty” 1078 words - 4 pages In “The Death of Honesty,” William Damon raises the concern that current apathy  towards increasing dishonesty threatens democracy. In this essay taken from the online volume “Endangered Virtues ” published by the Hoover Institute in 2012, Damon initially concedes that there are situations where lying could be considered acceptable.  However, with that being acknowledged, he transitions to his main premise that honesty is losing its importance in society and will lead to its downfall, and he cites examples in  politics, law, journalism, and business in contemporary society where dishonesty is  expected, and even, condoned. Damon finally directs his remarks pointedly at teachers  and current students who accept cheating in schools. To persuade his audience of 
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  • Fall '15
  • Paul Lumsden
  • Rhetoric, William Damon, condoned. Damon, honesty. Damon

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