Home SWF Blog ‘Is Rhetoric Dead in The Age of The Soundbite’ at Sydney Writers’ Festival, Sunday 26 May 2013

‘Is Rhetoric Dead in The Age of The Soundbite’ at Sydney Writers’ Festival, Sunday 26 May 2013

Last year the Prime Minister electrified the world with her misogyny speech. But this was a rare exception, and few modern political speeches capture the imagination in this way. Has our political discourse been reduced to slogans? And what does this mean for our democracy? Executive Director of the Lowy Institute Michael Fullilove discussed this and more  at Sydney Writers’ Festival with author and ex-speechwriter for Kevin Rudd, James Button, Federal Member for Wentworth Malcolm Turnbull, political journalist and social commentator Annabel Crabb and Executive Director of the Plain English Foundation Neil James.
Thanks to The University of Sydney for this podcast.

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