TITLE

Story Time

AUTHOR(S)
Reich, Robert B.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
New Republic;3/28/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 11/12, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how the Democratic Party can make its policies more appealing to voters in the United States. Use of language in communicating political issues in a way that will raise public support; Claim that there are four basic narratives that resonate with U.S. citizens; Story of the self-made man or woman, as seen in the autobiographies of former politician Benjamin Franklin and former president Abe Lincoln; Story of the community that works together for the common good; Reference to a sermon entitled "A Model of Christian Charity," by John Winthrop; Story of the U.S. as a virtuous place that is threatened by foreign menaces; Fear of the abuse of power against the common good; List of books that contain a corrupt elite, including "The Grapes of Wrath" and "All the King's Men"; History of the United States within the four narratives; Ability of former President Ronald Reagan to shape political opinion by using the four narrative contexts; Statement that the stories under President George W. Bush reflect Republican values.
ACCESSION #
16489646

 

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