AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

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
Apr 29, 2020
"In casting up this dread balance-sheet, contemplating our dangers with a disillusioned eye ..."
Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Apr 22, 2020
A speech about "the courage to be human"—by the CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco? Yes.
Mary C. Daly
Mary C. Daly, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Apr 15, 2020
"Let me tell you how Royal Bank of Canada is doing its part."
Dave McKay
Dave McKay, CEO, Royal Bank of Canad
Apr 08, 2020
"In truth, the nation needs more—much more—from our leaders."
Patrice A. Harris
Patrice A. Harris, President, American Medical Association
Apr 01, 2020
"Let us try and live with hope and with faith in ourselves and each other."
Charles
Charles, Prince of Wales
Mar 24, 2020
"Let’s learn how to act as one nation. And let’s learn how to act as one nation here.”
Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo, Governor, New York