1928 Democratic National Convention, Houston Texas
“A Clear call comes to us today to fight anew under the Jeffersonian banner, with the Jacksonian sword, and in the Wilsonian spirit, and crashing the gates of privilege, make Jeffersonian democracy a living force again in the lives and homes of men”
Claude Bowers, keynote address.
Friends, Readers, Students of Rhetoric, Would-Be Orators: Lend Me Your Ears.
William Safire, 1997
The heavenly bodies go in curves because that is the natural way for them to go, and the whole Newtonian universe crumpled up and was succeeded by the Einstein universe.
I pity anyone who can’t laugh. There must be something wrong with their religion or their lives.
“….. I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility without the help and support of the woman I love…”
King Edward V111 abdicates his throne.
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire. (Can you imagine making that decision?)