[eDebate] why can't debaters argue like this?
Mon Jun 4 07:07:06 CDT 2007
this is judith butler. she talks quickly yet clearly. she has no special
qualifications to speak on the middle east. agree or disagree with her
conclusions, she advances a well-reasoned argument. she quotes from sources
only when necessary. she doesn't view asking questions as a sign of
weakness. she's germane to the topic yet details no explicit plan; her own
speech act is her attempt at 'solvency'. there's ample ground for negating
what she has to say; she's not a 'moving target' and she doesn't obfuscate.
still, a more skilled rhetorician like yourself could perhaps cut her
18-minute speech in half.
so why don't your constructives resemble this? why aren't you on
video.google educating people about issues you extensively research? why
aren't (at least some of) your rounds 'teach-ins'
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