The lives of citizens in the 21st century American polis

The lives of citizens in the 21st century American polis

Since the time of the sophists, rhetoricians have stressed the usefulness of rhetoric to the life of citizens. Identify what you see as the three most useful concepts from the history of rhetoric to the lives of citizens in the 21st century American polis. Be sure to explain where the concepts are articulated (i.e. by whom, in what text) and why you think they are useful today.