AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

Aug 17, 2022
Vital Speeches' vast back issues cough up an eloquent defense of stakeholder capitalism—from 52 years ago.
Dan Lufkin
Dan Lufkin, Investment Banker
Aug 03, 2022
“This is an embarrassment—to the Senate, to the country, to the founders, and all that they profess to hold dear. If this is America first, then America is fucked.”
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart, Comedian, Activist
Jul 27, 2022
"I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous peoples."
Pope Francis
Pope Francis
Jul 20, 2022
"Something which gives direction, inspires hope, is a credible explanation of the way the world is changing and how we succeed within it."
Tony Blair
Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Jul 13, 2022
"Our brilliant and Darwinian system will produce another leader, equally committed to taking this country forward through tough times."
Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom
An ovation turns into influence only when the people who hear your ideas can convincingly share them with others.
Tim Pollard
Tim Pollard, CEO, Oratium
Jun 08, 2022
"The remedy lies in breaking the vicious circle and restoring the confidence of the European people in the economic future of their own countries and of Europe as a whole."
George Marshall
George Marshall, Secretary of State, United States
Jun 01, 2022
"No one left behind because we should always look after the disadvantaged and the vulnerable. But also no one held back because we should always support aspiration and opportunity."
Anthony Albanese
Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister, Australia
May 25, 2022
"Why are you here, if not to solve a problem as existential as this?"
Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy, United States Senator, Connecticut
May 18, 2022
“It’s very tempting, when we finally make it to the table, to do everything we can to stay there. We think we are there to preserve our seat, instead of remembering we are there to use our seat.”
Abby Wambach
Abby Wambach, Former Player, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team