I have a book at home: ‘Speeches that shaped the modern world’ by Alan Whiticker. The 50 or more speeches from the 20th century would be familiar to most, or certainly their authors would be.
There is Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ looking to a better world where all are equal. There is Neil Armstrong’s ‘One Small Step’ recognizing what the world’s people can achieve. Winston Churchill inspired his nation with ‘We shall fight on the beaches.’
These speeches, and many others, inspired people to achieve more, to stand against great odds, to unite all peopl ... continue reading »