Persuasive Encounters: Case Studies in Constructive Confrontation

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deal with its most serious problems when differences are denied and tolerance is transformed into a false sense of unity."56

The real America is far more diverse and eclectic than is usually suggested in the formal myths that are invoked in most public discourse. Combative rhetoric is not necessarily more accurate than the rhetoric of inclusion, nor does it necessarily spring from more altruistic motives. But in the form of public debates and persuasive encounters, it is absolutely essential if a society is to renew itself successfully.


NOTES
1
Roger Rosenblatt, "A Mayor for All Seasons", Time, June 15, 1981, p. 28.
2
Edward I. Koch and William Rauch, Politics ( New York: Warner, 1985), pp. 270- 271.
3
Rosenblatt, A Mayor for All Seasons," p. 28.
4
See, for example, Norman Podhoretz, "Why Reagan and Koch Are the Most Popular Politicians in America", New York Magazine, April 6, 1981, pp. 30-32.
5
Arthur Browne, Dan Collins, and Michael Goodwin, I, Koch ( New York: Dodd and Mead, 1985), p. 69.
6
Peter Manso, "Playboy Interview: Edward Koch", Playboy, April 1982, p. 76.
7
Ken Auletta, "Profiles: The Mayor -- I", The New Yorker, September 10, 1979, p. 74.
8
Koch and Rauch, Politics, p. 162.
9
This is Irving Kristol's definition of a "neoconservative," quoted in Podhoretz, Why Reagan and Koch, p. 32.
10
Quoted in Browne, Collins and Goodwin, I, Koch, p. 270.
11
Edward I. Koch and William Rauch, Mayor ( New York: Warner, 1984), pp. 90- 94.
12
Quoted in Andy Logan, "Around City Hall: Will You Still Need Me?" The New Yorker, January 2, 1989, p. 57.
13
Quoted in Auletta, "Profiles: The Mayor -- I", p. 108.
14
Manso, Playboy Interview, p. 76.
18
Quoted in Browne, Collins, and Goodwin, I, Koch, p. 185.
19
Logan Around City Hall: Will You Still Need Me? p. 56.
20
"Two School Systems Compared", New York Times, September 25, 1989, p. B4.
21
"The Koch Years: What's Up, What's Down, and What's Different", New York Times, September 13, 1989, p. B4.
22
Arnold H. Lubasch, "Koch Details His Final Year as Mayor", New York Times, September 20, 1989, p. B3.
23
The Koch Years, p. B4.
24
For an analysis of this problem, see Roger Starr, The Rise and Fall of New York City ( New York: Basic Books, 1985), pp. 108-127.
25
The Koch Years, p. B4.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Title Page *
  • 1 - The Politics of Confrontation: From John Lennon to Wendell Phillips 1
  • Notes 23
  • 2 - Persuasive Encounters: A Theoretical Overview 27
  • Notes 49
  • 3 - Edward Kennedy: Behind Enemy Lines 53
  • Notes 75
  • 4 - "This Just Might Do Nobody Any Good": Edward R. Murrow and the News Directors 77
  • Notes 96
  • 5 - The Theater of Conflict: "Donahue" in Russia 99
  • Notes 129
  • 6 - Thomas Szasz and the War against Coercive Psychiatry 133
  • Notes 159
  • 7 - "How Am I Doing?": Gorilla Politics in the Town Meetings of Ed Koch 163
  • Notes 185
  • Selected Bibliography 189
  • Index 193
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