AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC
Aug 05, 2021
Speechwriting guru Bob Lehrman asked speechwriting guru David Murray why speechwriters don't write novels anymore, on the side. The two discovered: Many do!
VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS
"My name is Beth from Electronics, I've been working at Walmart for almost five years, and I can say that everyone here is overworked and underpaid."
"This is not mere nostalgia, it is the truest version of ourselves. It is what we have been, and what we can be again."
"We no longer had a clear purpose in an open-ended mission in Afghanistan. After 20 years of war in Afghanistan, I refused to send another generation of America’s sons and daughters to fight a war that should have ended long ago."
"I've embraced and internalized the hopes and dreams of 20 million people who share the name New Yorkers. Your priorities are my priorities."
"But I do not regret my decision to end America's warfighting in Afghanistan."
"We know better than anyone else how racism is used to divide working people."
"I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances."
A new PSA whitepaper offers an annotated version of a speech by a speechwriter on speechwriting—delivered 40 years ago this year.
"Stand up, for God’s sake, and help prevent this concerted effort to undermine our elections and the sacred right to vote. "
"Today, a hundred years on from its founding, the Communist Party of China is still in its prime, and remains as determined as ever to achieve lasting greatness for the Chinese nation."