The Rhetoric of History<br />By Michael Madoff<br />Why does the rhetoric of history have such a profound influence on our...
Intro/story corps <br />
Collage of museum photos<br />
The rhetorical expression of history defines our understanding of the present; thus, the ability to control the rhetoric o...
“Any narrative exists in time; a narrative is made of the past, the present, and the future.”<br />
Iwo Jima – 9/11<br />
Japan<br />
Japan as Victim <br />
Japan as Aggressor<br />
Modern Portrayal<br />
Against a Common Enemy<br />“Often such divisiveness can be healed when the warring factions join in a common cause agains...
Map post war<br />
Cold War<br />
First they Came by Martin Niemöller<br />First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a c...
The Tea Party Version<br />First they came for the rich, And I did not speak out because I was not rich. <br />Then they c...
Tea Party Pics<br />
Georgetown<br />
Student “Ghetto”<br />
Conclusion<br />“None of us lives without a history; each of us is a narrative.” <br />
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  • Rehtoric of history

    1. 1. The Rhetoric of History<br />By Michael Madoff<br />Why does the rhetoric of history have such a profound influence on our understanding of the present? <br />
    2. 2. Intro/story corps <br />
    3. 3. Collage of museum photos<br />
    4. 4. The rhetorical expression of history defines our understanding of the present; thus, the ability to control the rhetoric of history is essential to defining the reality of the present. <br />
    5. 5. “Any narrative exists in time; a narrative is made of the past, the present, and the future.”<br />
    6. 6. Iwo Jima – 9/11<br />
    7. 7. Japan<br />
    8. 8. Japan as Victim <br />
    9. 9. Japan as Aggressor<br />
    10. 10. Modern Portrayal<br />
    11. 11. Against a Common Enemy<br />“Often such divisiveness can be healed when the warring factions join in a common cause against an alien enemy.” <br />
    12. 12. Map post war<br />
    13. 13. Cold War<br />
    14. 14. First they Came by Martin Niemöller<br />First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;<br />Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;<br />Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;<br />Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me. <br />
    15. 15. The Tea Party Version<br />First they came for the rich, And I did not speak out because I was not rich. <br />Then they came for the property owners, and I did not speak out because I did not own property. <br />Then they came for the right to bear arms, and I did not speak out because I was not armed. <br />Then they came for me and denied me my medical care, and there was no one left to speak for me <br />
    16. 16. Tea Party Pics<br />
    17. 17. Georgetown<br />
    18. 18. Student “Ghetto”<br />
    19. 19. Conclusion<br />“None of us lives without a history; each of us is a narrative.” <br />

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