Saeed Sabzian is a PhD candidate specializing in Rhetoric at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He finished BA and MA in English Literature in Iran and has taught at several schools, institutions and universities in Iran and has taught Rhetorical Theory and Race in Literature at the University of Waterloo. He has translated several books in literary theory and fiction and has co-authored a lexicon of literary theory with the distinguished professor Mir Jalal-e-Din Kazazi. Saeed’s studies bring together political philosophy, rhetorical theory, and cognitive psychology to analyze democracy. He is researching and teaching how a dichotomy of logos versus pathos has been going on in the democratic theory from Plato to the present to argue that dictatorships manipulate their citizens by engaging them in negative feelings which control their deliberations. Saeed teaches webinars on “fear,” “hatred,” “loneliness,” and “shame” as political emotions which dictatorships generate in citizens to keep the status quo and discipline citizens to submit to tyranny. He also teaches, with Professor Jay Dolmage, a series of webinars on Disability Rhetoric to raise awareness of civil rights for people with disabilities.