Sound and Fury, Signifying…

March 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

George Edwards and the Powerless Presidential Bully Pulpit : The New Yorker. A very interesting analysis on the power of the Presidential speech – essentially speeches don’t persuade anybody about anything, but they have to be done anyway. This is one advantage of the parliamentary system – as we see, the PM dictates the agenda and MPs don’t have much say.


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