Tag: Presidential Speeches

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Lots of interesting things are being written and said about our quadrennial tradition of presidential inaugurations yesterday. Most are, at best, shallow and banal utterances from the usual chattering classes, including the usual lofty but largely forgettable and hollow inaugural address (most are, frankly – do you remember anything that was said in any of […]

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I saw a link on Facebook to a story claiming that President Trump cursed to a crowd of 45,000 boy scouts.  Instantly suspicious, I googled and discovered that he said, “…who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts? Right?”  Color me unimpressed: I’m pretty sure that most […]

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One interest that I have far too little time to pursue is the study of speeches, particularly presidential speeches. I have often wondered, given the grand preponderance of presidential speeches, just to what extent the speaker hones to the spirit and the letter of any given speech.  With the use of speechwriters, of course, proper […]

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