We Need Orators, Not Idols


In Thank You for Arguing I called for a "rhetorical culture": 

A mass exodus of voters from political parties, since tribal politics would seem very uncool. Politicians falling over one another to prove their disinterest. Candidates forced to speak intelligently, the way they do in rhetorically minded Great Britain. No need for campaign finance reform, because voters would see the trickery behind the ads. Our best debaters would compete to perform in America's number-one hit show on network television, American Orator.

Well, at least we can get started. So I'm inviting you to start with the orating. Do a 60-second commencement address: details here. If we get a big enough response, we just might  start offering prizes. It's up to you. So is America.