WRD 104: Composition & Rhetoric II Rotating Header Image

Values-based persuasion (Brooks)

“This Western civ narrative came with certain values — about the importance of reasoned discourse, the importance of property rights, the need for a public square that was religiously informed but not theocratically dominated. It set a standard for what great statesmanship looked like. It gave diverse people a sense of shared mission and a common vocabulary, set a framework within which political argument could happen and most important provided a set of common goals.”

David Brooks: The Crisis of Western Civ