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Since the Venona releases do not confirm the evidence offered at the trial, and since the evidence of the trial was shaky to begin with, the Schneirs' original argument that the Rosen-bergs were framed still retains its per suasive power.
If a captive audience means that Channel One's ads might carry more suasive clout than otherwise -- because students can't avoid them -- it also means that the content of the surrounding news material might be of greater quality than otherwise.
On page 1, the reader is informed that "instruments of environmental policy" are divided "according to three ways in which a government can influence an agent's behaviour": direct regulation (command and control), market or economic instruments (tradable permits or pollution taxes), and suasive instruments (education, training, and so forth).
Proof of the suasive power of this proposal is that virtually no one retains a memory of the Church's straggle against the Egyptian anthropomorphites, while almost everyone is convinced that premodern science perpetuates the allegedly mythological tendency to distort the first things by casting them in comforting and familiar human forms.
If only, he seems to be saying, actors and directors could learn from what we might teach them; if only actors could create characters that are based on early modern or postmodern definitions of character and subjectivity, definitions that New Historicist scholarship and postmodern theory have taught us; if only actors could create characters without a "journey," for, as he argues about Deborah Findlay's account of playing Portia in 1987, "to play the character's journey from the character's perspective, freighted with the weight of Shakespeare's transcendent morality, is to reproduce the ways the play naturalizes the character's behavior to its larger suasive purposes, its attempt to achieve the effect of the real" (139).
Burke elaborated his theory of such courtship in A Rhetoric of Motives, calling on Castiglione in defining courtship as "the use of suasive devices for the transcending of social estrangement" (qtd.
Liu suggests that the King Kang reference was invented by Du Qin and Liu Xiang as a suasive device - comparing the Emperor with a great king, albeit one who had erred (though, according to Liu Zhengwu's conceit, Kang's error was a fiction).
From the perspective of an ironist critic of biography, however, such an appeal as Baker's also serves as a suasive tactic, meant to elicit a willing suspension of disbelief from a readership conditioned to expect such a disclaimer as prerequisite to the disinterested presentation of the truth, while disguising the biographer's unavoidable participation in recreating his subject's life.
The suasive, oftentimes transgressive, power of gossip threatens Hughes and his team of defenders, but for Plath's admirers it sustains a huge and unshakable cultural myth.
71) For although the suasive force of such rights is justified proximately by the maxim of respect for persons, the maxim itself finds ultimate vindication in the theocentric law of agape.
More precisely, they became a significant part of NCL's symbolic capital and a suasive resource in Guan's effort to turn NCL into a publicly traded company.
He thus extends the notion of courtship to "the use of suasive devices for the transcending of social estrangement" (208).
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