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The End Is at Hand -- Really!: Strategies for Differentiating the Dubious Claim in North Dakotan Apocalyptic Rhetoric

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Norman E. Clark Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: The article presents a case study that identifies how apocalyptic predictors attempt to differentiate their claim that the end is at hand from the previous similar claims. Doomsayers throughout history have forecasted that the world was on the verge of cosmic destruction and change. However, they seem to prove it incorrect. Somehow, their rhetoric manifestations intensifies and the public's interest increases on when disaster looms. Modern day rhetors then justify restating claims of doom.

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Clark, Norman (1992). The end is at hand -- really!: Strategies for differentiating the dubious claim in North Dakotan apocalyptic rhetoric. North Dakota Journal of Speech and Theatre, Sept. 1992, 5(1), 23–38. Published by the North Dakota Speech and Theatre Association. (ISSN: 1081-8057)
Language: English
Date: 1992