AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

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
May 11, 2022
"I do not in any way remove culpability from the ordinary soldier for what horrors they are inflicting. I am equally angry at the General Staff’s absence of integrity and leadership."
Ben Wallace
Ben Wallace, Defence Secretary, United Kingdom
May 02, 2022
"We now need a new approach, one that melds hard security and economic security, one that builds stronger global alliances and where free nations are more assertive and self-confident, one that recognises geopolitics is back."
Liz Truss
Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, United Kingdom
Apr 21, 2022
“Hate will only win if people like me stand by and let it happen.”
Mallory McMorrow
Mallory McMorrow, State Senator, Michigan
Apr 20, 2022
"This is the way to sustain a safe, legal and generous offer of sanctuary."
Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Apr 13, 2022
"I am feeling up to the task, primarily because I know that I am not alone. I am standing on the shoulders of my own role models."
Ketanji Brown Jackson
Ketanji Brown Jackson, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Apr 06, 2022
"If your answer is no, you need to act now, act immediately."
Volodymyr Zelensky
Volodymyr Zelensky, President, Ukraine
Mar 30, 2022
"It's nothing less than a direct challenge to the rule-based international order established since the end of World War II."
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President, United States of America
Mar 23, 2022
"There are things going on in the world that have been kept from you—terrible things, that you should know about."
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former Weightlifter, Former Actor, Former Governor, California
Mar 15, 2022
Can you imagine when you call your friends ... and you ask, "Please close the sky, close the airspace, please stop the bombing"? And they, in return, they express their deep concerns about the situation.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President, Ukraine