City of Rhetoric and the Evolution of Local Government

Reading Analysis 1 In his first chapter of Part 1, “Placelessness of Political Theory” in City of Rhetoric, David Fleming, argues that the concept of local government has evolved over time starting with Greek republicanism into a wider interconnected global community, but believes we need to have more unified places of interaction in order to solve the […]

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Reading Analysis on David Fleming’s City of Rhetoric- Revised

In his book, City of Rhetoric, David Fleming argues that African Americans have been purposefully segregated by giving them the worst housing in the worst neighborhoods. Specifically, Fleming uses Chicago to illustrate the segregation that occurred after an influx of African Americans moved from the south to the north, also known as the Great Migration. […]

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American Civic Identity

In discussion of American civic identity, a controversial issue has been whether cognitive-affective characteristics (advocating for certain values and principles) or ascriptive characteristics (race, gender, social status) are the determinant of it. On the one hand, most endorse that the civic identity of Americans is best defined by cognitive-affective characteristics; in other words, their identity […]

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Reading Analysis #1

City of Rhetoric: The Placelessness of Political Theory In David Fleming’s scholarly text, The City of Rhetoric, he argues that your surroundings are every aspect of who you are, from your choice of food, to even your political ideology. Fleming brings up this claim many times throughout the chapter. We would not be who we […]

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