AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

Apr 07, 2021
"An example of what journalism should always aspire to be."
Lester Holt
Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News
Mar 31, 2021
British speechwriting guru Simon Lancaster explains the amazing power of rhetoric as a force for good—and teaches communicators how to avoid rhetoric’s dark side.
Simon Lancaster
Simon Lancaster, Speechwriter and Rhetoric Teacher
Mar 24, 2021
"Boys, for me it cuts too close to home. Even my own mother, at the age of 10, against her will, was sexually abused before she learned about the birds and the bees."
Mason Black
Mason Black, Captain, Brisbane Boys' College
Mar 17, 2021
"While it was different for everyone, we all lost something."
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President, United States of America
Mar 10, 2021
"Neither of these incredible generals is resting on her laurels or on her stars. They’re using their voices and actively working to change policies in the military."
Joe Biden
Joe Biden, President, United States of America
Mar 03, 2021
Donald Trump's Sunday CPAC speech—and General Douglas MacArthur's farewell speech, in 1951. A comparative study.
Donald Trump
Donald Trump, Former President, United States of America
Feb 24, 2021
"We hope that U.S. policy makers will ... abandon biases, give up unwarranted suspicions, and move to bring the China policy back to reason."
Wang Yi
Wang Yi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister, China
Feb 17, 2021
"This body is not invited to act as the nation’s overarching moral tribunal."
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY), United States Senator, Senate Minority Leader
Feb 08, 2021
"This is the hardest part of practicing equity: It takes humility. We have to be willing to see ourselves, and the world around us, through the eyes of others."
Mary C. Daly
Mary C. Daly, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Feb 03, 2021
Hiding in her Capitol office bathroom, "I really just felt like ... 'If this is the plan for me, then people will be able to take it from here.'"
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), United States Representative