ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Speaking American: Obama and the National Sublime

What is Barack Obama's appeal all about? This essay argues that Obama speaks to most Americans because he speaks American and has trained himself in the oratorial traditions of the "national sublime", the language of mainstream American politics silenced during the Bush era.

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