Graffiti on U Street: Making Political and Economic Statements via Street Art

To view the Prezi on which this post is based, click here. The common street artists of U Street in northwest Washington, D.C. are rhetors that use their art via various media to make statements and invite change, most noticeably in regards to politics. Like confetti, large numbers of stickers, posters, graffiti, and murals color […]

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Commonplace Book: Entry 7: Decision-making vs. Opinion Formation

[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation. (205) In this excerpt from his book, City of Rhetoric, Fleming is stating that decision-making is a stronger skill than opinion-formation. […]

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