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Top : Political Rhetoric - Effects Of Verbal Abuse:

The 2016 election campaigns have given rise to a style of campaigning and political rhetoric on the part of candidates that could described as winning through bullying, or verbal abuse. In this section we'll look at candidate behavior and its effects both on politics and society in general.

  • Donald Trump and the art of the insult

    By Roy Peter Clark - A fun analysis of Trumps Boast and Insult approach to interactions that includes some very clever insults from past presidents, a comparison to promos from professional wrestling and more. Read it for the nuggets of truth about American society. (Added: 9-Mar-2016 Hits: 753 )
  • How to handle Donald Trump's bullying

    By Dana Milbank - Looks at Trump's campaign behavior in light of bullying, and compares its features to how child bullies behave. Applies not only to children but contains some hints about how adults might want to handle bullies they encounter. (Added: 9-Mar-2016 Hits: 679 )
  • Just how unique is the political rhetoric of the Donald Trump era?

    By Janell Ross - An intelligent and relatively politics free discussion of political rhetoric, discussing those in the past who have used it well, and also attack tactics of the current campaign. QUote: "So I do have to acquiesce that there is a tenor in the current political rhetoric that is dangerous, especially to those who are minorities or who see themselves as less than powerful." (Added: 9-Mar-2016 Hits: 638 )
  • Consider Trump: Will a School-Yard Bully Soon Rule the USA?

    By Greg Holt - This is clearly a partisan politics piece, but it addresses an interesting question: Is Trump's behavior as a candidate a legitimate reflection of himself as a person, or is it, to a great extent, put on and orchestrated. The answer: It's real. (Added: 9-Mar-2016 Hits: 649 )
  • Bullying Works: Why People Fear Donald Trump

    By Stanton Peele - From Psychology Today, a psychologist looks at Trump's behavior and notes that one of the reasons its used is because bullying works, particularly when bystanders do not intervene or convey their refusal to accept bullying. (Added: 9-Mar-2016 Hits: 761 )

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