AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

Dec 01, 2021
"Three messages about the new COVID variant that I want the American people to hear."
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President, United States of America
Nov 18, 2021
Energy companies need a seat at the table. But if we want that seat—we have to earn it.
Fawaz Bitar
Fawaz Bitar, Chair, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers; Senior Vice President for Health, Safety, Environment and Carbon, BP
Nov 03, 2021
"We do not want that dreaded death sentence. And we have come here today to say, 'Try harder. Try harder.'"
Mia Mottley
Mia Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados
Oct 27, 2021
On the making—and the lasting impact—of one of the first viral YouTube speeches.
Zach Wahls
Zach Wahls, Iowa State Senator
Oct 13, 2021
"Man and Nature need to coexist in harmony. When we take care to protect Nature, Nature rewards us generously; when we exploit Nature ruthlessly, it punishes us without mercy."
Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping, President, China
Oct 06, 2021
Communicators must expand the definition of their work, take a much more rigorous intellectual approach, and allow a deeper connection between their work and their souls.
David Murray
David Murray, Editor and Publisher, Vital Speeches of the Day
Sep 28, 2021
"Today the UN is like a retired superhero who has forgotten what he could do. He considers himself a burden, a weak, frail, useless old man, whose life was in vain."
Volodymyr Zelensky
Volodymyr Zelensky, President, Ukraine
Sep 22, 2021
"My name is Beth from Electronics, I've been working at Walmart for almost five years, and I can say that everyone here is overworked and underpaid."
Beth McGrath
Beth McGrath, Walmart Employee
Sep 15, 2021
"This is not mere nostalgia, it is the truest version of ourselves. It is what we have been, and what we can be again."
George W. Bush
George W. Bush, Former President, United States of America
Sep 01, 2021
"We no longer had a clear purpose in an open-ended mission in Afghanistan. After 20 years of war in Afghanistan, I refused to send another generation of America’s sons and daughters to fight a war that should have ended long ago."
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President, United States of America