Recent Press/ Media
The Washington Post. By Jena McGregor. "Presidents' Inaugural Speeches Reach Far Beyond 'my fellow Americans.'" 1/19/2017.
Washington Post. By Jena McGregor. "What Presidential
Rhetoric Scholars Hope to See in Trump's Inaugural Speech."
The Observer. By Robert Lehrman. "Do Trump's Simplistic Speeches Respect or Insult Americans?" 1/17/2017.
The Citizen. Malarvili Meganathan. "Wither America's pivot to Asia? Challenges for President Trump in the world's fastest growing region.” 10/11/2016.
The Straits Times. By Elvin Lim. "Thoughts from Singapore om the race to the White House." 10/8/2016.
The Wall Street Journal. By Holman W. Jenkins Jr. "Can Trump Start a Trade War?" 3/8/2016.
Alternet.org. By Sophia A. McClennen. "Dumb and Dumber: Trump, Palin, and the Celebration of Stupidity in U.S. Politics." 1/27/2016.
Voice of America. By Alexandr Grigoryev. "Речь Обамы: экспертные оценки." 1/13/2016.
The New York Times. Josh Katz. "Ted Cruz as Beowulf: Matching Candidates with the Books they Sound Like." 10/28/2015.
Politico.com. By Jack Shafer. "You Normal Rules Don't Apply to Hillary Clinton." 5/20/2015.
Voice of America. By Alexandr Grigoryev. “Речь Обамы: оценки американских экспертов.” 1/25/2015.
Salon.com. By Elvin Lim. "How the Tea Party Reads History." 7/26/2014.
Political Review. By Megan Mers. "The Price of Prose:
Analyzing Obama's Rhetoric." 3/17/2014.
Voice of America. By Alexandr Grigoryev. "Речь Обамы: «дружественная, содержательная, вдохновенная»" 1/29/2014.
Oklahoma Observer. By Elvin Lim. "On Shutdown Politics: Why it is not the Constitution's fault." 10/10/2013.
of America. By Alexandr Grigoryev. "Барак Обама. Программа-2013." 2/13/2013.
Chicago Reader. By Steve Bogira. "The State of the Union: Listen carefully." 2/12/2013.
Bloomberg. By Amity Shlaes. "Obama May Help Democrats' Future in Shift to FDR." 1/24/2013.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. By Tracie Mauriello. "Hofstra University prepares for tonight's presidential debate." 10/16/2012.
The Washington Free Beacon. By Bill McMorris. "Dumb and Dumber: Obama Dumbs Down Speeches as Campaign Heats Up, WFB Shows." 4/27/2012.
Inside Higher Ed. By Libby Nelson. "Santorum and Higher Ed." 3/9/2012.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. By Emma Roller. "From Snobs to 'Pointy-Headed College Professors' to 'Eggheads'."2/28/2012.
The Hartford Courant. By Daniela Altimari. "Tea Party Tempest Subsides, But Activists Cite Inroads In State Politics." 2/20/2012.
Deutsche Welle. By Michael Knigge. "State of the Union Marks Obama's Coming Out as a Liberal." 1/25/2012.
Voice of America. By Alexandr Grigoryev. "Обама вступил в борьбу за новое президентство." 1/25/2012.
The Huffington Post. By Michael Sigman. "In Presidential Politics, Is Ignorance Really Bliss? 11/30/2011.
USA Today. By Mimi Hall. "Who is Obama? Pragmatism Makes him Hard to Define." 1/19/2011.
The Boston Globe. By Elvin Lim. "No Change." 11/7/2010.
Forbes.com. By Trevor Butterworth. "Obama's Lesson for the Tea Party." 10/25/2010.
NPR. By Linton Weeks. "Now, Obama Has Rhetorical Tics. So ..." 8/16/2010.
Baltimore Sun. By Thomas F. Schaller. "30 Years Later, Reagan's Words Echo." 7/12/2010.
Kristeligt Dagblad. By Sidsel Nyholm. "I USA fokuserer politikere pa stil." 6/4/2010.
At Issue with Ben Merens. Interview with Ben Merens of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). On Health-care Reform. 3/4/2010.
At Issue with Ben Merens. Interview with Ben Merens of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). On Obama's Approval Ratings. 2/11/2010.
Kathleen Dunn. Interview with Kathleen Dunn of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). On the Tea Party Movement. 1/27/2010.
San Francisco Examiner. By Gene Healy. "State of the Union lost modesty, became prime-time spectacle." 1/26/2010.
Forbes.com. By Trevor Butterworth. "What We Can Learn From Cicero." 1/20/2010.
At Issue with Ben Merens. Interview with Ben Merens of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). On Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue." 11/17/2009
USA Today. By Chuck Raasch. "When Generals and Presidents Collide, The Commander In Chief Wins." 10/12/2009.
Eye on the Air. Interview with Ed McKeon of WESU on the Tea Party Movement. 10/9/2009.
At Issue with Ben Merens. Interview with Ben Merens of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). On Obama's Speech to Congress on 9/10/2009. 9/9/2009.
Bloggingheads.TV. Conversation with Former Clinton WH Speechwriter, Heather Hulbert. "Obama's Words." 9/2/2009.
CNSNews. By Pete Winn. "GOP Should Shut Down Senate If Dems Use Procedural Tactic to Ram Through Health-Care Bill, Says Conservative Leader." 8/20/2009.
To the Point. Panelist with Host Warren Olney on KCRW and Public Radio International. "Health-care Reform, the Economy, and the Obama Agenda." 7/23/2009.
At Issue with Ben Merens. Interview with Ben Merens of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). 7/7/2009.
Mars Hill Audio. Interview with Ken Myers. 3/31/2009.
History News Network. By Elvin Lim. "Inauguration 2009: Obama's Break with Tradition." 1/25/2009.
The Middletown Press. By Sloan Brewster. "Wesleyan Professor Analyzes Obama's Address." 1/20/2009.
The National Journal. "Inaugural Address: Quick Takes." 1/20/2009.
The New Yorker. By Jill Lepore. "Annals of the Presidency: 'The Speech.'" 1/12/2009.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. By Guy Boulton. "Finding Inspiration in Activism." 12/25/2008.
The Wall Street Journal. By Elvin Lim. "Books on Presidential Rhetoric." 11/28/2008.
The Guardian. By Charlotte Higgins. "The New Cicero." 11/28/2008.
Inside Higher Ed. By Scott McLemee. "Turning a Page." 11/5/2008.
Where We Live. Interview with John Dankosky of Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR). "Looking Ahead." 11/4/2008.
Baltimore Sun. By Eileen Ambrose. "Fireside Chats." 10/20/2008.
Wesleyan Homecoming. "Presidential Campaign 2008: Policy Rhetoric Meets Policy Substance." 10/17/2008.
Philadelphia Magazine. By Matthew Teague. "Politics: Mr. Obama Goes to Philly." 10/2008
The Chronicle Review. Interview with Evan Goldstein. 10/3/2008.
Tygodnik Powszechny. Interview with Magda Rittenhouse. 9/30/2008.
Inside Higher Ed. By Scott McLemee. "The Anti-intellectual Presidency." 9/24/2008.
The Ottawa Citizen. By Andre Duffy. "The Academia Candidates." 9/13/2008.
The New Republic. By John McWhorter. "Speech! Why Political Oratory Sounds So Wierd." 9/10/2008.
The Hartford Courant. By Rinker Buck. "Connecticut Republicans Like McCain's Experience, But Can He Ignite Passion?" 9/2/2008.
The Hudson Review. By Brooke Allen. "Rhetorical Questions." Summer 2008.
The Washington Post.com. Discussion with Rick Shenkman. "Books: U.S. Political Stupidity." 8/8/2008.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. By Thomas H. Benton. "On Stupidity." 8/1/2008.
The London Times. By Michael Gove. "Obama Speaks To The Brain As Well As The Heart." 7/28/2008.
Where We Live. Interview with John Dankosky of Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR). "The State of the Presidential Speech." 7/16/2008.
Post Politics Podcast. Interview with Sarah Lovenheim of The Washington Post. (From minutes 1:53 - 5:12 of clip.) 7/10/2008.
The Washington Times. By Suzanne Fields. "Half-Time Entertainment: Substance Defers to Style on the Stump." 7/10/2008.
Late Mornings with Jeff Schechtman. Interview with Jeff Schechtman of Wine Country News Talk (KVON). 7/9/2008.
The Washington Post. By David Broder. Dumbing Down the Presidency." 6/29/2008.
New York Magazine. By Sam Anderson, "Raise High the Rafters," 6/22/2008.
The P.99 TEST. By Marshal Zeringue. "Elvin T. Lim's 'The Anti-intellectual Presidency.'" 6/6/2008.
Publishers Weekly. Nonfiction Reviews, 4/14/2008.
Library Journal.com. By Margaret Heilbrun, "Politics and Great Writing," 3/20/2008.