Analyzing and judging the manifest rationality of Gloria Steinem’s “Supremacy crimes”
English Language and Literature
Argumentation and Advocacy
Mass gun violence continues in America as do debates about what should be done about it. This recurring issue prompted Gloria Steinem to publish an article in 1999 on what she called "Supremacy Crimes." This article seems to have only increased in its relevance and visibility over time, but did Steinem make an effective argument at the time? Drawing upon Ralph H. Johnson's theory of manifest rationality, I attempt to analyze and evaluate how Steinem argues her case and how well she argues it.
Link to Published Version
Phillip Keith, A. (2019). Analyzing and judging the manifest rationality of Gloria Steinem’s “Supremacy crimes.” Argumentation and Advocacy, 55(1), 62–81. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511431.2018.1504583