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Politics as performance: Track 2

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The great US President Abraham Lincoln famously said ‘You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.’ In an age of televised electoral debates, the pressure on our politicians to convince the majority of the electorate they can deliver on their promises has never been greater. In a short video trailer which features footage of Gordon Brown, Winston Churchill, Tony Blair, George Bush and Barack Obama, politicians Glenda Jackson and William Hague are among those who discuss the role of acting in politics, while an audio commentary presented by The Open University’s Professor of Politics Mike Saward looks at the demands on the politician as a performer.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

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Track 2: Politics as a performance

The Open University’s Professor of Politics Mike Saward looks at the demands on the politician as a performer


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 An introduction: Politics as performance    A short video introduction to this album Play now An introduction: Politics as performance
2 Politics as a performance    The Open University’s Professor of Politics Mike Saward looks at the demands on the politician as a performer Play now Politics as a performance

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