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by Rachel L. Holloway

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  • Author: Rachel L. Holloway
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Praeger (May 30, 1993)
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Holloway highlights the rhetorical interaction among accusation, self-defense, and decision statements through a microscopic rhetorical analysis of the case's five central documents.

Holloway highlights the rhetorical interaction among accusation, self-defense, and decision statements through a microscopic rhetorical analysis of the case's five central documents. An original extension and refinement of Kenneth Burke's cluster-agon method, which Holloway calls terminological algebra, is proposed as a systematic analytical tool consistent with Burke's theories. Recommended for critics of rhetoric and political communication.

Home Browse Books Book details, In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer: Politics . In contrast to historical and political explanations of the Oppenheimer case, Rachel Holloway explores the role that rhetoric played in Oppenheimer's removal from government service. Robert Oppenheimer: Politics,. In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer: Politics, Rhetoric, and Self-Defense. By Rachel L. Holloway. In doing so, the author draws attention to the symbolic nature of politics and character and highlights the significant interaction of political and scientific terminologies in American discourse.

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Julius Robert Oppenheimer (/ˈɒpənˌhaɪmər/; April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (/ˈɒpənˌhaɪmər/; April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley.

At the end of World War II, J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of America's preeminent physicists. For his work as director of the Manhattan Project, he was awarded the Medal for Merit, the highest honor the . government can bestow on a civilian. Yet, in 1953, Oppenheimer was denied security clearance amidst allegations that he was "more probably than not" an "agent of the Soviet Union. Determined to clear his name, he insisted on a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commission's Personnel Security Board.

Holloway, Rachel . n the Matter of J. Radiant Science, Dark Politics: A Memoir of the Nuclear Age. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. The Oppenheimer Hearing. New York: Stein and Day, 1971. McMillan, Priscilla Johnson. The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Denton, Holloway, and their contributors present analyses of communication strategies used in the Clinton administration.

Although many scientists and some in the US intelligence community had predicted the Soviets would acquire this advanced . Westport: Praeger, 1993.

Although many scientists and some in the US intelligence community had predicted the Soviets would acquire this advanced technology shortly after the Americans, the general surprise nonetheless sparked a sense of panic in the United States. Already distressed about the growing division and militarization of Eastern Europe, in addition to the triumph of the communists in the Chinese civil war, high-ranking officials in the United States government quickly mobilized in an effort to reassert American interests on the world scene.

Richard Polenberg, ed. Robert Oppenheimer: The . Robert Oppenheimer: The Security Clearance Hearing. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002. Politics, Personalities and Fear: A New Take on the Oppenheimer Security Hearings. When the Founding Fathers drafted their blueprint for an effective national government in 1787, one of their principal aims was to prevent a demagogic "faction" from abusing power.

In June 1954, the Atomic Energy Commission determined that J. Robert Oppenheimer, wartime director of the Manhattan Project and Father of the Atomic Bomb, was a security risk. Consequently, America's most prominent scientist was removed from government service. In contrast to historical and political explanations of the Oppenheimer case, Holloway explores the role that rhetoric played in Oppenheimer's demise. In doing so, the author draws attention to the symbolic nature of politics and character and highlights the significant interaction of political and scientific terminologies in American discourse.

Holloway's analysis and evaluation suggest that the accusations against Oppenheimer used the most powerful terms of the mid-1950s--communism, progress, and science--to legitimize the government's questionable action. Oppenheimer, for his part, failed to use his most strategic rhetorical resources in his defense, and therefore participated in his own ruin. Holloway highlights the rhetorical interaction among accusation, self-defense, and decision statements through a microscopic rhetorical analysis of the case's five central documents. An original extension and refinement of Kenneth Burke's cluster-agon method, which Holloway calls terminological algebra, is proposed as a systematic analytical tool consistent with Burke's theories. Recommended for critics of rhetoric and political communication.



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