Title

“The meaning of Vietnam”: Political Rhetoric as Revisionist Cultural History

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

19 p.

Publication Date

1992

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

Quarterly Journal of Speech

Source ISSN

0033-5630

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1080/00335639209383981; Shelves: PN4071 .Q3 Mem Periodicals

Abstract

Secretary of State George P. Shultz delivered a speech entitled “The Meaning of Vietnam” in April 1985. This essay suggests that Shultz's address provides an excellent case study for examining the rhetorical demands facing a politician offering a revisionist perspective on cultural history, potentially useful strategies for meeting those demands, and an opportunity to see how a troublesome past can be reframed to make it more “useful” in the present.

Comments

Quarterly Journal of Speechs, Vol. 78, N0. 1 (1992): 61-79. DOI.