The rhetoric of war and remembrance: An analysis of president bill clinton’s 1994 d-day discourses

Mary L. Kahl, Michael Leff

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Abstract

This close textual analysis of President Clinton’s discourses in ceremonies commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of D-Day, held on June 6, 1994, considers the rhetorical context and discursive strategies of the president on an international stage. It argues that Clinton employed generational comparisons to emphasize the gifts bequeathed by an older generation and the obligation to advance the goals of democracy in a new era. The four speeches analyzed provide evidence of the force of prudential reasoning in commemorative situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalQualitative Research Reports in Communication
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

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