Monday, November 13, 2006



There's a huge amount of great stuff at this site. In particular, although it's pretty well known, Martin Luther King's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech on the eve of his death is astonishing. So also, in a different way, is his 1967 speech, "A Time to Break Silence", which comes with a strangely subdued delivery but amounts to an impressively radical and, as I see it, remarkably accurate historical and moral analysis of the Vietnam war.

Here's Eisenhower's farewell address containing his warning about the military-industrial complex. And check out the eery atmosphere of MacArthur's "Duty, Honour, Country" speech at West Point.

On a lighter note, there's Nixon's hilarious "Checkers" speech.

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