AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

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
Jun 01, 2020
We cannot commit to a brand purpose of moving the world forward unless we are committed to helping ensure we move it forward for everyone.
Hans Vestberg
Hans Vestberg, CEO, Verizon
May 27, 2020
British speechwriting teacher Simon Lancaster teaches young people how to make more compelling arguments.
Simon Lancaster
Simon Lancaster, Speechwriter
May 20, 2020
"Don't be afraid. Do what you think is right. Build a community."
Barack Obama
Barack Obama, Former President, United States
May 13, 2020
"And yet we must also recognize that this campaign against the virus has come at a colossal cost to our way of life."
Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom
May 06, 2020
"In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants. We are human beings, equally vulnerable, and equally wonderful in the sight of God."
George W. Bush
George W. Bush, Former President of the United States