Analyzing Rhetoric: A Handbook for the Informed Citizen in a New Millennium provides students with a means of critically analyzing and evaluating rhetoric. The ability to break down a work of rhetoric - whether an essay, a speech, a film, or someone's most recent tweet or Facebook update - into its constituent rhetorical parts is essential for any informed and involved citizen. Analyzing Rhetoric: A Handbook for the Informed Citizen in a New Millennium by Robert C. Rowland: Clearly defines rhetoric, the powerful (and sometimes dangerous) effects of it, explains the impact of rhetorical failure, and more. Explains rhetorical criticism, its history, and demonstrates its importance in all facets of life. Presents examples from a diverse group of figures that include Sarah Palin, Booker T. Washington, John Kerry, Mario Cuomo, Jesse Jackson, Ronald Reagan, and more.