Edmund Burke’s Discontents and the interpretation of political culture

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The rhetorical action of Burke’s classic defense of party is its inducement to see that, by interpreting political culture as he does, reader and author collaborate in the recovery of public virtue. To the extent that Burke is successful, even historically-distanced readers enter into a process by which we become, simultaneously, interpreters of the text and interpreted by it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-66
Number of pages14
JournalQuarterly Journal of Speech
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991


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  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education

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