The PAP and the politics of trust and empathy

The party has done well in building trust and appealing to logic. Now it needs to empathise, inspire and seize a window of political opportunity.

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When faced with an appearance in court or a civic debate, ancient Greeks who wished to mount an argument relied on these four rhetorical strategies:

Logos: An appeal to reason and logic, focusing on the message and supporting data;

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 29, 2021, with the headline The PAP and the politics of trust and empathy. Subscribe