Burke rhetoric of Hitler's Battle

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/1/11 Kenneth Burke Corruptio optimi pessima Analysis of Mein Kampf and “The Rhetoric of Bush’s War
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3/1/11 The Utility of Enemies “Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood . . . . the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” – Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering,
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The Iron Law of History M O R T I F I C A T I O N ( p u n i s h s e l f ) R E D E M P T I O N u n i v e r s a l s c a p e g o a t
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Unformatted text preview: f a c t i o n a l s c a p e g o a t V I C T I M A G E ( p u n i s h o t h e r ) S A C R I F I C E G U I L T O R D E R ( i n i t i a l p e r f e c t i o n ) 3/1/11 Fascist Rhetorical Terminology • Corrupting religion • Unity through scapegoating • Hyper-nationalism and –patriotism • Expansionism, exceptionalism • Anti-intellectualism From Ivie (2004, note 3) 3/1/11 Nazi Visual Rhetoric 3/1/11 3/1/11 3/1/11 Tragedy and Comedy • Acceptance and Rejection • Tragedy: the moral risk of pride in the face of piety • Comedy: where the moral lesson comes as the “emphasis shifts from crime to stupidity” (Bruke, 1983, p. 41) • The extremes of the epic and the...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course COM 400 taught by Professor Schuh during the Fall '10 term at ASU.

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