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Chapter: 3

Assignment Title: Assignment: Jan 6 Hearing

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Instructions: In Chapter 3, the authors of the text make the case that engaged persuasion can be used to advance the common good. For this assignment, read the article “At the Jan. 6 hearings, race isn’t discussed much. Still, it’s a central issue” and then briefly respond to each of the following prompts in two to three complete sentences:

  • According to Dirks (2022), how was race a central issue in the January 6th hearings?
  • Do you agree with the claim that the Lost Cause and the Big Lie are myths to justify violence and preserve white power? Why or why not?
  • How might engaged persuasion be employed to make the United States government more inclusive and democratic?