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Antiphony and Prosopopoeia

It’s not the name of an ancient Greek tragedy–it’s the rhetorical strategy Abraham Lincoln liked to employ, according to this New York Times story on actor Sam Waterston’s upcoming re-enactment of the momentous Cooper Union speech. Piece of trivia: In Lincoln’s day, the editor of the NYT was also chairman of the Republican National Committee.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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