Heather McGhee’s book presents a deeply ambivalent portrait of Rhetoric as a field of study. Her own optimistic faith in research, evidence, and truth-telling is countered by endless examples of the failure of rational, ethical persuasion in the face of racism and greed. This ambivalence raises existential questions for rhetorical curricula in higher education.
"The Stumped of Us: Why Teach Rhetoric in the Face of Racism?,"
Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship: Vol. 7, Article 7.
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