This Kind of Love

President Price, Provost Kornbluth, deans, and faculty: Thank you for inviting me—and including me in this venerable class. To all the Duke community…  alumni, friends, faculty, family, whether you’re tuning …

The Charter That Started a Revolution

Written by speechwriter Bill Bryant, this speech—and all the others that won Cicero Speechwriting Awards in this profoundly momentous year—may be downloaded in These Vital Speeches: The Best of the …

A Fundamental Recognition

America is strongest when we engage with the world. When I was born, the United States was still recovering from the Great Depression and World War II. These tragedies cost …

Not Fade Away: A Speech Analysis

Editor’s Note: Rather than reproducing Former President Trump’s Sunday CPAC speech (see transcript here)—we’re running this “Rhetorical Recap” analysis by our resident speech analyst Michael Cornfield, associate professor of political …