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Master of Arts in Communication Studies


Communication Studies


This thesis analyzes the rhetoric of Colin Powell, while further examining his background and the forces impacting his rhetoric. The situation in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine is examined along with Powell's role in attempting to resolve the conflict. This study employs the Neo-Aristotelian method of rhetorical criticism to analyze his address, "Remarks at the 24th Annual National Leadership Conference of the Anti-Defamation League," given on May 6, 2002, along with portions of Powell's other rhetorical works. An interview was conducted Larry Wilkerson, Chief of Staff U. S. Department of State.



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