Emotion and Rationality

An Introduction
  • Baodong Liu


Witnessing Barack Obama’s historic win to be the nation’s first African American president, Reverend Jesse Jackson, who ran twice for president in 1984 and 1988, became noticeably emotional on November 4, 2008. Tears streamed down Jackson’s face after Barack Obama started his victory speech at Chicago’s Grant Park with a profound statement about the power of American democracy: “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”1


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    Wright, “2008 Election Coverage,” ABCNews, February 19, 2008.Google Scholar

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