AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

Aug 04, 2021
"I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances."
Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo, Governor, New York
Jul 28, 2021
A new PSA whitepaper offers an annotated version of a speech by a speechwriter on speechwriting—delivered 40 years ago this year.
John R. Bonee
John R. Bonee, Corporate Speechwriter
Jul 14, 2021
"Stand up, for God’s sake, and help prevent this concerted effort to undermine our elections and the sacred right to vote. "
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President, United States of America
Jul 07, 2021
"Today, a hundred years on from its founding, the Communist Party of China is still in its prime, and remains as determined as ever to achieve lasting greatness for the Chinese nation."
Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping, President, China
Jun 30, 2021
Interrupted but undeterred, a high school valedictorian offers inspiration to fellow grads, as a "formerly suicidal, formerly anorexic queer."
Bryce Dersham
Bryce Dersham, Valedictorian, Eastern Regional High School
Jun 16, 2021
"The external challenges we face are great. We are also facing an internal challenge."
Naftali Bennett
Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister, Israel
Jun 09, 2021
"It was often the African American southerners who perpetuated the holiday in the years immediately following the Civil War."
Barnard Kemter
Barnard Kemter, Retired Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army
Jun 02, 2021
“We can’t just choose what we want to know, and not what we should know. We should know the good, the bad—everything. That’s what great nations do. They come to terms with their dark sides.”
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President, United States of America
May 26, 2021
"I'll remember this forever—and I'm 95, that's not so long!"
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke, Actor and Performer
May 19, 2021
"We must match the scale of the moment that faces our people and our planet."
Rachel Reeves
Rachel Reeves, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom