Proverbs are the best policy : folk wisdom and American politics / Wolfgang Mieder

Author(s): Mieder, Wolfgang
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Subjects: Proverbs, American
Proverbs--Political aspects--United States
Rhetoric--Political aspects--United States
Politicians--United States--Language
United States--Politics and government--Miscellanea
United States--Politics and government--Quotations, maxims, etc
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, c2005
LC Classification: E
Table of Contents: 1. "Different strokes for different folks" : American proverbs as an international, national, and global phenomenon 1
2. "Government of the people, by the people, for the people" : the making and meaning of an American proverb about democracy 15
3. "God helps them who help themselves" : proverbial resolve in the letters of Abigail Adams 56
4. "A house divided against itself cannot stand" : from biblical proverb to Abraham Lincoln and beyond 90
5. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" : Frederick Douglass's proverbial struggle for civil rights 118
6. "It's not a president's business to catch flies" : proverbial rhetoric in presidential inaugural addresses 147
7. "We are all in the same boat now" : proverbial discourse in the Churchill-Roosevelt correspondence 187
8. "Good fences make good neighbors" : the sociopolitical significance of an ambiguous proverb 210
Notes: LCCN: 2005018275
ISBN: 0874216222 (pbk. : alk. paper)
EAN: 9780874216226
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-309) and indexes
Contents: "Different strokes for different folks" : American proverbs as an international, national, and global phenomenon -- "Government of the people, by the people, for the people" : the making and meaning of an American proverb about democracy -- "God helps them who help themselves" : proverbial resolve in the letters of Abigail Adams -- "A house divided against itself cannot stand" : from biblical proverb to Abraham Lincoln and beyond -- "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" : Frederick Douglass's proverbial struggle for civil rights -- "It's not a president's business to catch flies" : proverbial rhetoric in presidential inaugural addresses -- "We are all in the same boat now" : proverbial discourse in the Churchill-Roosevelt correspondence -- "Good fences make good neighbors" : the sociopolitical significance of an ambiguous proverb
Physical Description: xvi, 323 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 61204246
ISBN/ISSN: 0874216222
9780874216226

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