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Andrew Argumedo
Dr. Bille
English 1101
3 March 2013
What’s fear to politics?
Fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion that a person senses that something is dangerous. In the first chapter of the book written by Al Gore’s Assault on Reason: “The Politics of Fear” has good valid points about fear to the audience. This is because Al Gore uses a lot of pathos, logos, and ethos in the first chapter. Al Gore first starts off with attacking George W. Bush about many things. Al Gore does seem to convince the audience that George W. Bush used fear through out his whole presidency to scare the citizens of the United State of America. Gore does put out a lot of facts in the first chapter on Assault on reason, but to me it seemed like it was opinion based because Gore was explaining everything during Bush’s presidency, but didn’t have all the facts. This article definitely interests the audience because of everything that Bush did during his presidency and the audience wants to know the truth. With all the ethos, pathos, and logos that Gore put out, Gore did put up a good argument towards fear.

When a person thinks of the word fear, usually the first thing that comes to mind is danger, or help. Gore strongly tries to convince the audience that Bush wanted fear to all the Americans. While reading the article, to me as one of the audience, it seemed the Gore tried to persuade everybody before he mentioned anything about Bush. This is because Al Gore showed a ton of revolt and anger towards Bush while explaining his opinion. Al Gore did mention about the September 11 attack in two-thousand-one. It impacted every single American and hurt everybody that had somebody involved in this horrific scene. With all of this happening, Bush and all of America blamed Iraq which though to be working with al-Qaeda on this attack. It was said that al-Qaeda had nuclear weapons to attack on us, but the United States main goal was to get Saddam Hussein. (Gore 8) With all said, Gore tries...
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