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Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” Speech, 34 Years Ago Today

It was 34 years ago today, March 8, 1983, that President Ronald Reagan gave his “Evil Empire” speech.  In that speech Reagan spoke truth to terrible power, called out Soviet fascism to it’s face, and left no question that he would do all within his power to end that empire’s regime. It seemed an impossible …

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SPEECH: Pres. Donald J. Trump “New Chapter of American Greatness”

As many of you know, one of the things I like to do with my blog is recall famous speeches from throughout history.  It is extremely rare that a new speech makes the rotation–in fact, I don’t recall it ever happening in the 5 years or so of this blog. Last night’s speech by President …

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SPEECH: Winston Churchill, “Their Finest Hour,” June 18, 1940

This speech was one of the three great speeches given by Winston Churchill during the period commonly referred to as the Battle of France. The first of these is referred to as the “Blood, toil, tears, and sweat” speech of May 13, 1940, given immediately after Germany began its invasion of the Low Countries and …

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SPEECH: Richard Feynman “Cargo Cult Science”

Richard Feynman was always a great champion of science.  By that I mean real science, the honest and disciplined application of the scientific method to achieve understanding of the world around us, not the politicized faux “science” that characterizes so much of today’s “scientific work,” notably the large majority of climate and dietary “science,” not to …

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SPEECH: Reagan “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!”

On June 12, 1987–29 years ago today–Ronald Reagan, then deep into his second term, gave his famous “Tear Down This Wall!” speech at Brandenburg Gate, which separated free West Berlin from communist East Berlin and the rest of the Soviet communist empire.  It was a call to tear down the wall that had been built …

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SPEECH: Churchill’s “Blood, Sweat, and Tears”

Today is the 76th anniversary of the Winston Churchill speech that would become known as “Blood, Sweat, and Tears.”  Enjoy. May 13, 1940 Mr. Speaker: On Friday evening last I received His Majesty’s commission to form a new Administration. It was the evident wish and will of Parliament and the nation that this should be …

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SPEECH: Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena”

On this day in 1910 Theodore Roosevelt gave one of his best known and received speeches.  Although it was formally entitled “Citizenship in a Republic,” many of us know it better as “The Man in the Arena,” because of this particular passage: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out …

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SPEECH: Ronald Reagan Challenger Speech: 30 Years Ago Today

Ronald Reagan actually cancelled his State of the Union address to give this speech homage to the tragic crew of the space shuttle Challenger. And he delivered it a mere 5 hours after the craft exploded in flight. Just another example of why so many of us loved him as our President.  The many pretenders …

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SPEECH: Thomas Paine: “Common Sense” January 10, 1776

Introduction to the Third Edition Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour; a long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon …

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SPEECH: Thomas Paine: “The American Crisis” December 23, 1776

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with …

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