AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

EVENTS

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

Aug 05, 2020
If we want our children to grow up in a democracy, not just with elections, but a true democracy.
Barack Obama
Barack Obama, Former President, United States
Jul 29, 2020
"Live in peace. Be one—one people, and one love."
John Lewis (D-GA)
John Lewis (D-GA), United States Congressman
Jul 23, 2020
"My mother got to see Mr. Yoho's disrespect on the floor of this House towards me on television."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
Jul 22, 2020
"Now I know some will say this plan is too optimistic. And of course, if they are right in saying that ... we will not hesitate to put on the brakes."
Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Jul 15, 2020
"China is engaged in a whole-of-state effort to become the world’s only superpower by any means necessary."
Christopher Wray
Christopher Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Jul 01, 2020
"Even as we ask these questions, we know the answer. There is another preparation being demanded of this nation beyond and beside the preparation of weapons and materials of war."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President, United Staes of America
Jun 23, 2020
"Don’t look for reasons to hope, don’t look for other people to make you hopeful, be those people, create those reasons. Be icons of idealism, be rock gods of activism. Be the new vanguard of anti-cynicism, because there is already another generation coming up behind you that’s growing up even faster than you did, because they had to.”
Cody Keenan
Cody Keenan, Former Chief Speechwriter, President Obama
Jun 17, 2020
Performed by James Earl Jones, and presented during the week of the most widely discussed Juneteenth holiday in memory.
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass, Writer, Orator, Social Reformer
Jun 10, 2020
"Let's ask ourselves why, in this country, in 2020, the financial gap between poor blacks and the rest of the world is such a distance."
Kimberly Jones
Kimberly Jones, Writer, Activist
Jun 09, 2020
"I believe that business is in a position to do something that no other entity can do."
Janet Stovall
Janet Stovall, Manager, Executive Communications, UPS