J. Aberbach, «. Control, and . Accountability, The Dilemmas of the Executive Branch, pp.530-545

M. Kammen, Mystic Chords of Memory : The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture, pp.450-480, 1991.

, Le discours prononcé à la suite de la mort de plus de 200 marines lors de l'explosion d'un camion piégé à Beyrouth date du 27 octobre 1983, celui commémorant la mort des astronautes de la navette Challenger date du 28 janvier 1996. A propos des talents rhétoriques du président Reagan, on peut citer W. R. Mead : « The American president has two jobs: he is the head of government and head of state, Mrs Thatcher and the queen, The American Empire in Transition, p.206, 1987.

R. Bellah, Religion in America, 1966.

R. Hart, The Sound of Leadership, op. cit., p. 169 : « Carter camouflaged his partisan rhetoric with the trappings of ceremony

L. Cannon and P. Reagan, The Role of a Lifetime, pp.493-552, 1991.

J. S. Foote-;-l, J. Kaid, K. R. Gerstle, and . Sanders, Mediated Politics in Two Cultures, Presidential Campaigning in the United States and in France, p.269, 1991.