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Lend me your ears: great speeches in history

Author: Safire, William (editor) Publisher: Norton 2004.Edition: Updated and expanded ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 1157 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0393059316 ; 9780393059311 ; 9780795336591 ; 9780795336614 ; 9780795336621Type of document: Book Online Access: Click here Note: Doriot: for 2016-2017 courses • Tanoto: for 2016-2017 coursesBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Lend Me Your Ears Great Speeches in History Contents Preface 21 An Introductory Address 29 I. Memorials and Patriotic Speeches Pericles Extols the Glory That Is Greece at the Funeral of Its Fallen Sons Roman Empress Theodora Refuses to Flee Founding Father Gouverneur Morris Defines National Greatness Daniel Webster Speaks at the Dedication of the Bunker Hill Monument Lecturer Frances Wright Speaks on Independence Day Lincoln Rededicates the Union at Gettysburg Mark Twain Celebrates the Fourth of July President Calvin Coolidge Affirms His Faith in Massachusetts Interior Secretary Harold Ickes Lashes Isolationists and Defeatists Judge Learned Hand Evokes the Spirit of Liberty Underground Fighter Menachem Begin Pledges His Group's Allegiance to the newborn State of Israel Democratic Candidate Adlai Stevenson Defines the Nature of Patriotism General Douglas MacArthur Reminds West Point Cadets of Duty, Honor, Country 41 47 48 51 56 59 61 63 67 71 74 79 83 II. War and Revolution Speeches Catiline the Conspirator Turns and Fights Pope Urban II Launches the First Crusade Queen Elizabeth Inveighs against the Spanish Armada Patrick Henry Ignites the American Revolution An Indian Chief Pledges Help General Washington Talks His Officers Out of Insurrection Richard Price, an English Cleric, Hails the Revolutions Revolutionist Georges-Jacques Danton Demands Death for the Squeamish Napoleon Exhorts His Troops against France's Enemies Garibaldi Prepares Italy's Guerrillas for Battle Jefferson Davis Takes His Leave of the U.S. Senate Chief Joseph Surrenders President Woodrow Wilson Presents an Ideal to the War Congress Lenin Defends Proletarian Dictatorships Mussolini Justifies His Invasion of Ethiopia Hitler Declares Germany's Intentions Winston Churchill Braces Britons to Their Task Churchill Rallies the British People after the "Miracle of Deliverance" at Dunkirk 91 93 95 96 101 103 107 110 111 113 116 120 121 130 133 136 143 146 Stalin Commands the Soviet Peoples to Scorch the Earth Being Taken by Hitler's Troops President Franklin D. Roosevelt Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan General Montgomery Takes Command and Draws the Line at El Alamein Senator Eugene McCarthy Crystallizes Dissent by Denouncing the War in Vietnam Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Acts to Defend the Falkland Islands Israel's Yitzhak Rabin Shakes Hands with His Lifelong Enemy 151 156 158 162 166 170 III. Tributes and Eulogies Mark Antony Urges Mourners to Vengeance over the Body of Julius Caesar Edmund Burke Laments the Death of Marie Antoinette Henry Lee Remembers George Washington Daniel Webster Puts a Speech in the Mouth of John Adams Senator George Graham Vest Offers a Tribute to the Dog Ralph Waldo Emerson Commemorates the Centennial of Robert Burns Frederick Douglass Cuts through the Lincoln Myth to Consider the Man Humanist Robert Green Ingersoll Speaks at His Brother's Grave James Blaine of Maine Eulogizes Assassinated President Garfield Jane Addams Praises George Washington Rabbi Stephen S. Wise Offers a Tribute to Lincoln Will Rogers Eulogizes Woodrow Wilson Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin Toasts a Lexicographer George Bernard Shaw Salutes His Friend Albert Einstein India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Delivers the Eulogy for Gandhi John F. Kennedy, in Praise of Robert Frost, Celebrates the Arts in America Senator Robert F. Kennedy Speaks after the Assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Electronic Journalist Eric Sevareid Remembers Rocket Scientist Wernher von Braun President Richard M. Nixon Defines "Politician" in Eulogizing Senator Everett Dirksen President Jimmy Carter Salutes His Good Friend Hubert H. Humphrey Senator Daniel P. Moynihan Spoofs Abstractionist Art at a Dedication Ceremony Actor-Director Orson Welles Eulogizes Another Hollywood Legend, Darryl F. Zanuck Secretary Jack Kemp, Saluting Winston Churchill, Applies the Munich Analogy to Kuwait President Boris Yeltsin of Russia Eulogizes Victims of Communism's Final Power Play Senate Leader Robert Dole Remembers Richard Nixon as "One of Us" 177 183 185 186 190 192 195 201 204 206 210 213 216 221 223 226 229 231 233 236 240 241 244 249 251 IV. Debates and Argumentation Cicero Rails against Catiline and His Conspiracies Lord General Oliver Cromwell Orders the "Rump Parliament" Out of the House A Youthful William Pitt the Elder Debates the Merits of Age William Pitt the Younger and Charles Fox Disagree on Napoleon's Offers of Peace Senator Daniel Webster Backs the Union in His Reply to Senator Hayne Senator John C. Calhoun Fights the Expunging of His Criticism of President Andrew Jackson Abolitionist Charles Sumner Excoriates Two Senate Colleagues on the Issue of "Bloody Kansas" Senator Stephen Douglas Differs with Lincoln on the "Popular Sovereignty" Decision on Slavery John Cabell Breckinridge Disputes Colonel E. D. Baker's Charge of Treason Henry Cabot Lodge Speaks on the League of Nations Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia Appeals to the League of Nations to Stop Aggression Candidates Nixon and Kennedy Meet in the First Televised Presidential Debate Senators Dan Quayle and Lloyd Bentsen Clash on Qualifications for the Presidency 257 264 267 270 283 295 298 303 307 313 317 321 331 V. Trials Job Pleads the Record of a Good Life against God's Inexplicable Punishment Martin Luther Addresses the Diet of Worms Sir Thomas More Defends Himself against Charges of Treason Robert Emmet Demands That Posterity Be the Judge of His Irish Patriotism Novelist Emile Zola Turns His Libel Defense into an Appeal to Free Falsely Convicted Dreyfus Antiwar Dissident Eugene V. Debs Addresses the Court before Sentencing Gandhi Defends His Beliefs Defense Lawyer Clarence Darrow Answers a Supporter of Capital Punishment Cuban Rebel Fidel Castro Defies His Captors and Predicts That History Will Absolve Him Soviet Dissident Anatoly Shcharansky Defies His Judges before Sentencing Defense Attorney Johnnie Cochran Wins Acquittal for the Accused Killer 0. J. Simpson VI. Gallows and Farewell Speeches Socrates, Condemned to Death, Addresses His Judges Charles I and, Later, His Regicide Speak from the Scaffold Rebel Richard Rumbold, on the Gallows, Attacks Booted and Spurred Privilege 339 344 347 350 356 360 363 369 378 383 385 393 397 403 Revolutionist Robespierre Delivers His Final Speech President George Washington Delivers His Farewell John Brown Has a Few Words to Say about His Death Sentence King Edward VIII Abdicates His Throne Yankee Great Lou Gehrig Bids Farewell to Baseball General Douglas MacArthur Moves Congress with "Old Soldiers Never Die" President Dwight D. Eisenhower Takes His Leave with a Surprising Theme President Lyndon B. Johnson Halts the Bombing in Vietnam and Drops His Own Political Bomb Speaker of the House James Wright Resigns as "Propitiation" for Ill Will 406 409 418 421 423 425 431 435 443 VII. Sermons The Buddha Urges a Turning Away from Craving in His "Fire Sermon" 451 Jesus of Nazareth Delivers the Sermon on the Mount 453 Saint Francis Preaches to the Birds 459 John Wyclif Gives the Sixth Sunday Gospel after Easter 460 Religious Scourge Savonarola Demands Repentance from the Citizens of Florence 464 John Calvin Preaches on Suffering Persecution 470 Calvinist Jonathan Edwards Promises Hellfire and Damnation to the Sinful 473 Methodist John Wesley Asserts "Free Grace" to Deny the Implacability of Fate 476 Clergyman John Witherspoon Couples Religion with Politics 479 Chief Red Jacket Rejects a Change of Religion 485 Bishop James Madison Speaks on Divine Providence toward America 488 Lincoln, in His Second Inaugural, Seeks to Heal the Spiritual Wounds of War 493 Preacher Henry Ward Beecher Speaks of Visions 496 Evangelist Billy Sunday Preaches a Revival Sermon 499 Bishop Fulton John Sheen Makes a Wartime Plea 501 Theologian Karl Barth Preaches Deliverance by Faith 506 Rabbi Louis Finkelstein Delivers a Sermon in the White House 511 President Ronald Reagan Inveighs against the Sinfulness of Communism 516 Billy Graham Preaches about Salvation through Jesus 519 The Exiled Dalai Lama Espouses a Philosophy of Compassion 527 VIII. Inspirational Speeches Chemist Louis Pasteur Praises the Rise of Scientific Education Theodore Roosevelt Blasts Ignoble Ease and Advocates the Strenuous Life Mark Twain Reveals Stage Fright Branch Rickey Discovers the Quality That Makes a Ballplayer Great Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Acknowledges a Ninetieth-Birthday Tribute John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Sets Forth His Family's Creed General Patton Motivates the 3rd Army on the Eve of the Invasion of Europe Nobel Laureate William Faulkner Charges Writers with the Duty to Help Humanity Prevail 535 537 543 545 547 549 551 556 President John F. Kennedy Assures West Germany of America's Steadfastness Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Ennobles the Civil Rights Movement at the Lincoln Memorial Senator Everett Dirksen Extols the Marigold President William Jefferson Clinton Urges Memphis Churchgoers to "Make Our People Whole Again" Broadcaster Alistair Cooke Sends a Christmas "Letter from America" President George W. Bush Envisions the "Age of Liberty" 558 560 565 567 574 578 IX. Lectures and Instructive Speeches Philosopher-Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson Defines the Duties of the American Scholar Edgar Allan Poe Presents His Theory of Beauty and Poetry Mark Twain Stuns the Littery World by Spoofing Emerson, Longfellow, and Holmes to Their Faces First Female Member of Parliament, Lady Astor, Expounds on Women in Politics William Lyon Phelps Praises the Owning of Books Broadcaster John Hilton Talks about Talking Architect Frank Lloyd Wright Calls Up the Image of "the Floo Floo Bird" Secretary of State Dean Acheson Explains Tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union Senator Henry Jackson Analyzes International Terrorism Broadcaster Alistair Cooke Needles the Jargonauts in Assessing the State of the English Language Presidential Aide Jack Valenti Recalls the Lessons Learned at the Center of Power After Bush v. Gore, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speaks Out for Judicial Independence Bioethicist Leon Kass Warns against the "Brave New World" of Cloning 591 595 598 606 611 613 617 619 624 628 634 639 646 X. Speeches of Social Responsibility British Statesman William Pitt the Younger Urges Abolition of the Slave Trade Lord Byron Puts Poetic Passion into His Defense of Labor's Rights Social Reformer Maria Stewart Advocates Education for Black Women Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton Pleads for Women's Rights Evangelist Sojourner Truth Speaks for Women's Rights Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison Admits of No Compromise with the Evil of Slavery Chief Seattle Cautions Americans to Deal Justly with His People Susan B. Anthony Argues for Women's Rights Governor Huey Long of Louisiana Proposes to End the Depression by Redistributing Wealth Labor's John L. Lewis Defends His Union's Right to Strike 657 672 678 681 684 686 690 694 696 700 FDR Reminds the Daughters of the American Revolution about Their Lineage Walter Lippmann Scores His Generational Cohort for Having Taken "the Easy Way" Elder Statesman Bernard Baruch Offers America's First Plan to Control Nuclear Weapons Senator Robert Taft Opposes War Crimes Trials as Ex Post Facto Law Governor Kissin' Jim Folsom of Alabama Startles the South with a Concern for the Negro Senator Margaret Chase Smith Issues a "Declaration of Conscience" against Senator Joseph McCarthy Malcolm X Exhorts Afro-Americans to Confront White Oppression Holocaust Witness Elie Wiesel Asks President Reagan to Reconsider a Visit to a German Cemetery Astronomer Carl Sagan Contemplates the Potential Self-Destruction of the Earth Playwright-Dissident Vdclav Havel Assumes the Presidency of Czechoslovakia Vice-President Albert Gore Slams the Cynics and Asserts His Credo Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan Argues That Male Domination of Women Offends Her Islamic Religion 703 705 710 713 718 722 726 735 739 744 751 758 XI. Media Speeches Thomas Jefferson Returns Fire of "the Artillery of the Press" Broadcaster Edward R. Murrow Despairs of the Future of TV Journalism Playwright-Journalist-Diplomat Clare Boothe Luce Criticizes the American Press FCC's Newton Minow Excoriates Broadcasters for Failing to Serve the Public Interest Historian Daniel J. Boorstin Examines the Coverage of Dissent Vice-President Spiro Agnew Castigates the Media Arthur Ochs Sulzberger of the New York Times Discusses Business and the Press A. M. Rosenthal of the New York Times Defines Freedom of the Press Radio and Television Journalist Daniel Schorr, at Seventy-five, Makes a Few "Confessions" Author Salman Rushdie Cries Out from a Life "Trapped inside a Metaphor" Columnist William F. Buckley, Jr., Finds the Coming Senate Acquittal of President Clinton to Be "Forgiving the Unforgivable" Editor John S. Carroll Finds a Unity in the Pulitzer Prizes 765 771 779 788 797 805 812 817 823 828 837 846 XII. Political Speeches Demosthenes Attacks His Accuser John Winthrop Defines the Mission of Government Officials Edmund Burke Makes a Case for Conciliation with America Benjamin Franklin Addresses the Federal Convention Thomas Jefferson Appeals for Unity at His Inauguration Historian-Legislator Thomas Macauley Calls on Parliament to Lift the Political Restrictions on the Jews 853 860 862 870 872 877 William Cobbett Heaps Scorn on Opponents of His Bill to Reduce Child Labor Senator Henry Clay Calls for the Great Compromise to Avert Civil War Karl Marx Calls for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat Lincoln, in His First Inaugural, Asserts the Necessity of Majority Rule Representative J. Proctor Knott Uses Satire to Sink a Land Grant Bill British Conservative Benjamin Disraeli Speaks Up for Tory Principles Kalakaua, Last King of Hawaii, Assumes the Throne Prime Minister Gladstone Argues for Toleration and the Rights of Freethinkers in the House of Commons Democratic Candidate William Jennings Bryan Delivers His "Cross of Gold" Speech "Bull Moose" Candidate Theodore Roosevelt Gives the "Speech That Saved His Life" Claude Bowers Conjures the Ghosts of Democrats Past to Keynote a Convention President Franklin D. Roosevelt's First Inaugural Instills Confidence in a Depression-Racked Nation Winston Churchill Warns the West of the Soviet "Iron Curtain" Judge Noah Sweat of Mississippi Shows How to Straddle a Fence with Satiric Flair Hubert H. Humphrey Divides the Democratic Party on the Urgent Issue of Civil Rights President Harry Truman Whistle-Stops the Nation, Blasting the "DoNothing" Congress Adlai Stevenson Makes the Model of a Concession Speech Premier Nikita Khrushchev, in a "Secret Speech," Tears Down Stalin's Reputation President John F. Kennedy, in His Inaugural, Takes. Up the Torch for a New Generation President Charles de Gaulle Offers Self-Determination to the Algerian People Barry Goldwater Ignites the Conservative Movement President Richard M. Nixon Rallies "the Silent Majority" to Support the War in Vietnam Representative Barbara Jordan Makes the Constitutional Case for the Impeachment of Nixon President Gerald Ford Takes Office after Nixon's Resignation Egypt's President Anwar el-Sadat Travels to Jerusalem to Address Israel's Knesset Senator Edward M. Kennedy Exhorts Fellow Democrats to Hold Fast to Liberalism President Ronald Reagan Foresees the Crisis of Communism Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick Blasts the "San Francisco Democrats" Labour's Neil Kinnock Excoriates Mrs. Thatcher's Toryism Henry Kissinger Warns against the Reemergence of Isolationism George H. W. Bush Accepts the Republican Nomination President Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union Acknowledges His Fault Commentator Patrick J. Buchanan Brings a Note of Populism to the GOP British Prime Minister Tony Blair Exhorts His Party to Fight Terrorism 885 887 891 894 901 909 913 915 922 927 932 936 942 954 956 959 962 964 969 973 977 985 998 1002 1005 1010 1019 1025 1030 1040 1046 1056 1058 1065 XIII. Commencement Speeches President Woodrow Wilson Calls the Midshipmen to Their Duty Editor William Allen White Calls the Prewar Generation to Its Duty Economist Arthur Burns Shares Three Discoveries with Young Israelis Humorist Art Buchwald Speaks to Law Graduates Language Maven William Safire Denounces the Telephone as the Subverter of Good English Financier Felix G. Rohatyn Examines a Fragile Economy Governor Mario Cuomo Speaks over the Heads of the Graduates to the Parents Labor's Lane Kirkland Rejects the Labels "Liberal" and "Conservative" Professor Jacob Neusner Defines the Social Contract between Teacher and Student General Colin Powell Urges African-American Students to Reject Racial Hatred Brain-Science Philanthropist David J. Mahoney Envisions Active Lives Lived to One Hundred Years 1075 1077 1084 1089 1093 1098 1104 1109 1114 1118 1125 XIV. Undelivered Speeches President John F. Kennedy's Prepared Remarks at Dallas on November 22, 1963 President Clinton Rejects a Contrite Speech Draft and Elects to "Move On" President Nixon's Prepared Text in case the Apollo XI Moon Landing Ended in Tragedy Permissions 1147 Index 1149 1135 1139 1142

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