Of all the things that have changed for the worse in modern politics and especially during the Trump presidency, we seem to hear about political rhetoric and speech the most. Caustic, overly partisan, dangerous, destructive, and threatening, it can seem like modern speech is worse than ever... But is it really? For our next meeting and discussion, Stuttgart chapter member Eric Miller will use his experiences as a political speechwriter for the German green party and university lecturer in the area to lead a discussion on the topic of modern political rhetoric.
By comparing video examples across time and between experiences in Germany and the US, we will try to come to a more accurate conclusion of what political rhetoric is like and how Democrats and progressives around the world are trying to respond to the challenges of modern political speech. He will also give a view into his experiences writing for members of the German Bundestag and state leadership and what it is like to be a part of a parliamentary debate.
For this meeting, we will also be joined by members of the Fulbright Alumni group, of which Eric is also a part, to give us a different outside perspective. Hopefully we can learn from these examples and maybe even find a way to make stronger arguments ourselves to prepare for the upcoming election year. We look forward to seeing you there!
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