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On Christmas Eve, Powerline Blog pointed to Boris Johnson reciting a long passage from the Iliad, in ancient Greek, not as a schoolboy might, but as the great storyteller. This should not have been much of a surprise, given other appearances over the past few years by the man who is now Prime Minister. What follows is a Boris Johnson starter sampler.
That reminded me of this bit of brilliance, explaining how Winston Churchill spoke and why it had such power:
Boris Johnson is all for looking to Greek, not Roman civilization, as a source of inspiration for our own polities:
In 2014, while Lord Mayor of London, Johnson held forth on civilization with a glass of wine in one hand throughout: “We should have been ruthless about enforcing assimilation, but it is now too late.”
That is enough for a start. Browse as you like, with or without the suggestions of Al Gorithm. If you find something particularly good, among Boris Johnson’s years of public communications, please drop a link in the comment section below.