Mr Thomas — Lynden Christian High School English
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What Are You Buying?
Elections are manifestations. They turn our words and ideals to flesh; even the most jaded observer has the ability to suspend their cynicism for a minute and addict themselves to what a recent Chicago Tribune writer, John Kass, called “Hopium”. Even in opposition, we tend to legitimate our candidates as inherently better than the rest. So, how do we frame the discussion about politics and campaigns.
Read The Study of Political Campaigns — you can print it out and annotate or you can take notes (to be handed in). Then write a Deductive Response Paragraph answering the prompt below:
“What do campaigns tell us about our culture?”