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Nestled in the nexus of communication and politics, Controversia seeks to explore the complex of concerns relative to the furtherance of political cultures of democratic communication and the ideals of an open society.

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Controversia: Vol. 8/1 (2012)

Controversia: Vol. 8/1

The following articles are in this issue of Controversia
 
Can You Be Patriotic and Oppose the War? Arguments to Co-opt and Refute the Ideograph of Patriotism
Heidi Hamilton
 
Rhetorical, Political and PR characteristics of the Presidential Debates during the Election Campaigns in Bulgaria
Ivanka Mavrodieva
 
The Essential Nature and Characteristic Features of Political Communication:  A Russian View Regarding Theoretical Aspects of Current Practice
J.S. Zhanteeva, Translation by Maxim Fettisenko and Michael Launer.
Includes original Russian. 
 
Book Reviews: 
 
Ars Topica: The Classical Technique of Constructing Arguments from Aristotle to Cicero, by Sara Rubinelli.  Reviewed by Ilon Lauer
 
Reason in the Balance: An Inquiry Approach to Critical Thinking, by Sharon Bailin and Mark Battersby.
Reviewed by Steven W. Patterson
 
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