Jay Heinrichs to Speak at UT About Hypocrisy

Jay Heinrichs, author of Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion, will be on campus today, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. in the Plant Hall Music Room.

Heinrichs’ talk will be on “the benefits of hypocrisy,” which delves into the problems of demonstrative rhetoric and values politics, and will include a lively give-and-take with audience members.

Heinrichs’ book is a highly readable and smart treatise on rhetoric, which he calls “the art of leadership.” He has been featured on NPR and Radio West.

All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions should be addressed to Anne Stockdell-Giesler in the English and Writing Department at x3315 or astockdell.giesler@ut.edu.

To learn more about Heinrichs, visit his blog at http://www.figarospeech.com.

Heinrichs’ visit is sponsored by the Honors Program as well as the English and Writing Department.

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