Friday, August 28, 2020

for a world beyond throwaway words

This is part 2 of the project “being an American (with conceptual issues)

In pre-recorded presentations for the Democratic National Convention, the week of August 17, historian Jon Meacham, Michelle Obama, and Barack Obama were obviously not speaking spontaneously. Likewise for Joe Biden, the final night.

Yet, the engagement with us was more than wanting to be heard heart-
fully, more than assuring the viewer that they cared deeply about our politics; and that you should care about electing Biden.

Who took to heart the words they chose? Indeed, who will long remember the themes they invoked?