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The myths of a president’s power of persuasion

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President Obama was applauded for his oratory skills while on the campaign trail in 2008 - but does he have the capacity as president to sway public opinion? The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg joins the UP conversation on the rhetoric of U.S. heads of state past and present, and their ability to sway opinion through their speeches.Mar.17.2012

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