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In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely.
Part I Rhetoric’s Status: Up, Down, and – Up?.
1 How Many “Rhetorics”?.
2 A Condensed History of Rhetorical Studies.
3 Judging Rhetoric.
4 Some Major Rescuers.
Part II The Need for Rhetorical Studies Today.
5 The Fate of Rhetoric in Education.
6 The Threats of Political Rhetrickery.
7 Media Rhetrickery.
Part III Reducing Rhetorical Warfare.
8 Can Rhetorology Yield More Than a Mere Truce, in Any of Our “Wars”?.
Index of Names and Titles.
Index of Subjects