September 17th, 2021
University campuses are often seen as prime recruiting grounds by zealots of various descriptions-some political, some religious, some ideological, or other types. They are trying to win converts to their fervently held beliefs. Write an email (about 300 words) to an imaginary friend, reporting about one such rhetorically skillful speaker you’ve seen in action recently (this may be either a real-life or an imaginary case). First describe the speech and its content in detail, then assess it critically in light of what you’ve learned about rational acceptability and warn your friend of the dangers of uncritical acceptance of these speakers’ messages.