Or… how to destroy American Democracy
Thank you for your cogent response, Paul, and the recommendation of First Principles. Also, hadn't really considered Scottish Enlightenment philosophy as a foundational master narrative structure within US master narrative identity, but as a proud McEwan and fan of Adam Smith, well, of course! Regarding rhetoric and narrative strategies, your comment on Logos, Pathos, and Ethos is interesting. I can see a connection, and an implicit typology of strategies under those headings.. I clearly need more grounding in rhetoric and its history to develop my theoretical work on narrative strategies. As always, thank you for your patience and generosity in response. Maggie
thank you for the essay above, Paul. The link to the Roman virtues page was particularly interesting. Would you say that you consider true American values to be equivalent in kind and type to the Roman virtues listed?