Political Writing by Adam Garfinkle
A Guide to the Essentials

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Writing well, and persuasively, is a discipline that can be learned. This book introduces the essential skills, rules, and steps for producing effective political prose appropriate to many contexts, from the editorial, the op-ed, and the polemical essay to other forms both weighty and seemingly slight.

About Adam Garfinkle

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Adam Garfinkle is the founding editor of the American Interest, a bimonthly magazine on politics, culture, and international affairs. Prior to that he served as a speechwriter for secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. He has also taught at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and Tel Aviv University.
Published May 11, 2012 by M.E. Sharpe. 240 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment.

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Persuasion is a useful skill in a democracy - indispensable if you are to win the battle of ideas. Adam Garfinkle wants to be your coach. His game plan is in "Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials."

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London School of Economics

Critics of political communication as a linguistic form argue that, given the perception of some political elites to have used effective rhetoric and oratory over the course of the previous century in order to promote an illiberal agenda (Mosley historically, Galloway more recently), it simply ca...

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