Tag Archives: Rhetoric

We need to talk about duties as well as rights

For the last fortnight I’ve been doing jury service. The case I was assigned was an unpleasant one, but overall I found the experience surprisingly rewarding. My fellow jurors were an engaged, intelligent bunch. As we sat in the courtroom … Continue reading

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Dies Natalis and the elements of eloquence

I got a wonderful little book called The Elements of Eloquence for Christmas (from someone who thought I could use some help). Its premise is simple: there’s more to words than just their meaning, and a little bit of knowledge … Continue reading

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