AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

Nov 30, 2022
Will it be said that when challenged, we cowered? Or will it be said we were resolute in our insistence on the truth?
Albert Bourla
Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO, Pfizer
Nov 16, 2022
"Our vision of the path to peace—how to actually achieve it."
Volodymyr Zelensky
Volodymyr Zelensky, President, Ukraine
Nov 02, 2022
"What do you hear in that phrase? ... I hear restless curiosity and tenacious investigation. More than anything, I hear the call that Ben Franklin answered his whole life: The call to meet the moment to make a better future."
Liz Magill
Liz Magill, President, University of Pennsylvania
Oct 26, 2022
"Trust is earned. And I will earn yours."
Rishi Sunak
Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Oct 19, 2022
"What speechwriters do is fundamental and timeless: We practice rhetoric to help humanity in crisis find words to guide itself."
Boe Workman
Boe Workman, Director, CEO Communications, AARP
Oct 05, 2022
"The West has been looking all this time and continues to look for a new chance to hit us, weaken and destroy Russia."
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin, President, Russia
Sep 28, 2022
"They are affectionately titled Quill Lyrics, Fountain Pen Lyrics, and Glitter Gel Pen Lyrics."
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift, Singer/Songwriter
Sep 21, 2022
"Never before has this Parliament debated the state of our Union with war raging on European soil."
Ursula van der Leyen
Ursula van der Leyen, President, European Union
Sep 14, 2022
"I too now solemnly pledge myself, throughout the remaining time God grants me, to uphold the Constitutional principles at the heart of our nation."
Charles III
Charles III, King of the United Kingdom
Sep 07, 2022
"By delivering on the economy, on energy, and on the NHS, we will put our nation on the path to long-term success."
Liz Truss
Liz Truss, Prime Minister, United Kingdom