Political discourse and the power of storytellingNovember 5, 2020
As it happens, I am writing this on US election day. Since readers are still encouraging me to continue writing...0
How the Biden campaign can help voters to really know JoeSeptember 21, 2020
In the previous post, I laid out the hypothesis that most voters probably know little about Joe Biden, other...
Analyzing political campaigns through the lens of personal storytellingAugust 1, 2020
When I think back to the period leading up to the 2016 United States presidential election, one of my memories...
Politics and narrative: why people need a human storyJanuary 30, 2018
My recent forays into political commentary have elicited a number of reactions from people who have been following my...
Storytelling: Everybody has a usable pastNovember 17, 2017
Once again this week, I begin by repeating that I have every intention of coming back to writing about...
How personal storytelling builds trust with listenersFebruary 17, 2017
In a post two weeks ago, I put forth my view that, during the entire campaign, Hillary Clinton missed...
How to lose an electionDecember 22, 2016
John Kerry’s storytelling failure: As we observed in the previous post, I noticed a similar phenomenon in the presidential...
Hillary Clinton’s failure was as a storytellerDecember 16, 2016
As we saw in our previous post, Barack Obama used his personal stories—uplifting and aspirational tales garnered from his own...
The president as master storytellerDecember 1, 2016
At the end of the previous post, I cited Barack Obama as an example of a public official who...