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The analysis of polemical rhetoric has become an important, if difficult, part of historical revision.
Regardless of "Catholic reactions in the form of histories [having been] notoriously slow to emerge in the Reformation period" (138), it hardly seems possible to distinguish Protestant and Catholic history writing as such on the basis of polemical technique or political utility by the end of the sixteenth century.
The polemical film brings together a host of leading scientists, environmentalists, politicians and activists who put forth the argument that Earth is in grave danger.
In language that Catholic News Service described as "pointed but not polemical," Benedict rejected state interference in church affairs and explained why the church's structure and activities do not threaten the civil order.
This book, written by a specialist in cinema studies, is more personal, theoretically-informed, and polemical than a standard history monograph.
Some scary but not exactly new info that's worth reading if you haven't seen it before, and I am into skate 'zines harping on a social topic now and then--but if it becomes too polemical about a single issue it might become a little tedious.
Known for venting his spleen, McKay generated the subsequent thematic batch, the "Cities" poems, around 1934, a grouping that Maxwell perfectly describes as "one of the most polemical, most resentful, and most candidly oddball sonnet cycles in twentieth-century literature" (xxiv).
Inclusive of essays from many highly esteemed and honored figures in Christian studies, Rhetoric And Reality In Early Christianities is an exclusive study of the many manipulative and often polemical strategies used by Christian followers and leaders to gain favor and followers for the young and often disputatious religion.
Leaving aside questions about what does not appear at the Wexner--the polemical exclusion of Pop and Minimalism, the limiting of the potentially far-reaching inquiry to only European and North American art--there remains the question of the historical model being implied here.
Le Corbusier, a Swiss craftsman turned Parisian journalist and polemical architect, might have talked in awe of the aesthetic of industrial enterprise, but Albert Kahn (1869-1942) was the incarnate spirit of industrial enterprise-made-architecture.
Often a well conceived cartoon can make a more telling political statement than any number of polemical speeches or ideological diatribes.
CORRECTION: There is a growing, unsettling predisposition among environmental extremists with polemical axes to grind to blame mankind in general and industrial development in particular for natural disasters.