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Experts say Biden’s inaugural address had folksy tone, direct message and phrase that will be remembered: ‘uncivil war’

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on January 20, 2021 - 10:00am

President Joe Biden acknowledged the “uncivil war” festering in the United States in his first address Wednesday, but did so in a way that largely avoided the pessimism of his predecessor’s “American carnage.” That was the assessment of political scientists, former speech writers, language and history experts who took in Biden’s speech. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.

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