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Some political positions are so self-contradictory that the more they are asserted and the more attention they get, the less presuasive they become.
The three prerequisites for presuasive rhetoric in his opinion were: perceived intelligence, a virtuous character or credibiltiy and good will.
Virtual representation wasn’t very persuasive when the British advanced it in the debate before the Revolutionary War and it isn’t very presuasive now.
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