The argument could be: 1. That the political context of the eighteenth century has parallels to politics today.
2. That the publications of the eighteenth century paved the way for the literary journals, newspapers, or publishing industry today. 3. That the emphasis on reason, order, balance, and rationality of several specific eighteenth century writers would provide a useful model for today’s public discourse. You could pick any of those three options, but my personal preference is the second option. NOTE: Please use MLA format and documentation to cite primary and secondary sources.