The interview “Adam” by Michael Lee Cohen uses a mix of direct and indirect argumentation. For most of the article, the author lets Adam describe his opinions on wealth, marriage, and the criminal justice system in America, without commenting or further explaining Adam’s views. Therefore, readers can draw their own conclusions about the topics discussed in the interview and about Adam himself. Other times, both Cohen and Adam use direct argumentation to explain their ideas in a straightforward manner. 

At the beginning, Cohen states that Adam’s upbringing was “a model of stability” (p. 136, l. 6), an idea that he explains in an indirect manner by giving more details on Adam’s family and childhood, and letting Adam speak about his positive relation...

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