Zócalo Live on Twitter: Four Questions with Jennifer Mercieca and William Sturkey

Zócalo Live on Twitter: Four Questions with Jennifer Mercieca and William Sturkey | Zócalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

What is the history behind the president’s style of rhetoric, and what does the past tell us about how to counteract it? Jennifer Mercieca, historian of rhetoric and author of Demagogue for President, visits Zócalo with William Sturkey, historian and author of Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White. Live on Twitter, they trade questions and insights into the history behind the president’s words.

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Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White

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Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump
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