Aggie Agora Friday Lecture Series: Dr. Leroy Dorsey
“US Presidents as Story Tellers: Telling the Myth of the American Dream”
US Presidents are not just Commanders-In-Chief. They must also be Communicators-In-Chief. As the nation’s primary spokesperson, they regularly narrate an idea fundamental to our existence—the American Dream. Dr. Dorsey’s talk will explore how presidents discuss the American Dream using myth. Presidents must be adept at invoking myths to romanticize the tensions present in our culture so that they can successfully popularize and legitimize what we know as the American Dream.