Whose rhetoric was hollow?June 16, 2017
Numerous times in the six months prior to the last US presidential election, I heard Mrs Clinton proclaim that...0
A trail of excuses and missed opportunitiesJune 8, 2017
In the April 5th edition of The Financial Times, columnist Edward Luce penned a thought-provoking article entitled “Beware of...
Using a narrative-based approach to explain the failure of Hillary Clinton’s campaignMay 25, 2017
In the next few posts, I plan to go deeper into my explaining my conviction that Hillary Clinton’s loss...
Emotion and effectiveness in the discourse of Donald TrumpMay 4, 2017
In the last post, we focused our attention on the power of emotional discourse. As we noted, a significant...
Why is personal narrative so important in politics?February 2, 2017
For me as a blogger, the American presidential election and its aftermath have become a gift that just keeps...
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...
Pope Francis’ story for the future of the Catholic ChurchNovember 29, 2013
Once again this week, news from the Vatican drew me back to writing about Pope Francis. I continue...