1. Tammuz

    Changes of form of address in 18th century English

    In Samuel Richardson´s highly influential novel "Pamela" from 1741 several speakers sometimes change the form of address in the middle of a dialogue by alternating between "you" and "thou". The "you" form seems to be, in the England of that time, the normal form of address in dialogues between...
  2. E

    Independence Day Speech In Hindi

    A warm decent morning to the regarded instructors and my dear companions accumulated here. Today we are assembled here to praise this favorable event of Independence day on fifteenth of August. We praise this day with heaps of excitement and happiness consistently in light of the fact that our...
  3. frogsofwar

    Most Decisive Speech in History

    While we often speak of decisive battles, I am soliciting thoughts on what the most influential, decisive or memorable speech, statement or literary work in history might be? It does not have to be an individual speech or writing: Cicero's Phillipics likely influenced the course of history...
  4. JM1906

    Vladimir Putin Speech and Russia's most recent nuclear powered missile

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/putin-boasts-new-strategic-weapons-will-make-us-missile-defense-useless/ So, some days ago, Rússia anounced a new tecnological inovative weapon, a nuclear powered missile. Various articles were made about the projects of having nuclear power planes...
  5. YouLoveMeYouKnowIt

    Are there acceptable limitations on freedom of speech

    What are acceptable limitations on freedom of speech - statements and expression that warrant justifiable state sanction? Are there any? Fraud, misrepresentation, omission in contract/business? Hate speech? Anti-Semitism?
  6. M

    Winston Churchill | Need help locating a particular speech

    Hi All, I hate to be one of those newbies who joins mainly because he's looking for the quickest way to get some information, but I'm on a tight deadline (dissertation) and having difficulty finding what (I think) I'm looking for. Years ago I read either an essay or a speech that my foggy...
  7. Valens

    Sportpalast Speech Transcript

    Also known as the 'Total War speech' due to Goebbels' famous remark: "Do you want total war? If necessary, do you want a war more total and radical than anything that we can even imagine today? [1]" This speech is also significant because it came at a time (February 1943) when the fortunes of...
  8. M

    Prequel to Nixon's "I am not a crook" Speech

    In 1973, I was living in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. and working for a software contracting firm. I received a new assignment that took me to Gainesville, Florida, when I was part of a team upgrading Burroughs computer software to the next generation. On the weekends, I would visit...
  9. T

    Considering Pyrrhus' Italian Campaign and Appius Claudius' "Churchillian" speech

    Considering Pyrrhus' Italian Campaign and Appius Claudius' "Churchillian" speech Hey guys, have a read of this article all about, I'd argue, one of the most interesting generals in antiquity and let me know whether you agree. Pyrrhus in Italy: Heraclea, Negotiations and the Roman Churchill...
  10. JoanOfArc007

    President Warren G. Harding’s Birmingham civil rights speech: bold then, forgotten to

    “I can say to you people of the South, both white and black, that the time has passed when you are entitled to assume that the problem of races is peculiarly and particularly your problem,” Harding told the audience. “It is the problem of democracy everywhere, if we mean the things we say about...
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    Greet Wilders found guilty on charges of hate speech.

    A Dutch court has just selected next prime minister of Netherlands. Netherlands trial: Geert Wilders guilty of incitement - BBC News Geert Wilders' 'hate speech' prosecution just gave the European right a big shot in the arm | Fox News This is another example of left-liberal establishment in...
  12. S

    Formal Speech in Korean

    The Korean language is characterized by a unique and interesting system of 7 different speech levels. Different speech levels are used depending on the status of the person who is being conversed with or the formality of the situation. Each speech level is then composed of a non-honorific form...
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    Filmed speech of Puyi?

    I found this short clip on Youtube of Puyi in Manchukuo giving a filmed speech with an English translator. Unfortuntately it's only a snippet. Does anyone know where I can find footage of the full speech? I'm also curious when and where was it filmed? JOsWXwJX-0g
  14. Luke of Suffolk

    'The Rivers of Blood' Speech, Birmingham, April 28 1968, by Enoch Powell, MP

    Enoch Powell, Tory MP for Wolverhampton, shocked the very foundations of British Society with his infamous 'Rivers of Blood' Speech against Commonwealth Immigration. So Infamous, in fact, that the famous Beatles made three satirical song about Enoch Powell ('Enoch Powell', 'Commonwealth' and...
  15. JoanOfArc007

    FDR Second Bill of Rights Speech Footage

  16. Earl_of_Rochester

    The slow death of satire and free speech

    Is satire an extinct humour in the modern world? It seems that in the 80s and 90s the British press in particular could write scathing reports with impunity. Nowadays I rarely see any satire programmes or cartoons mocking our intrepid world leaders. Look at the sort of things which used to...
  17. C

    Greatest Speech ever written

    Friends! Fellow Members of the Human Race! We are gathered here for a purpose. Let us look together at Mankind. What do we see? We see Mastery. What wonders Mankind can perform. He can cross the oceans and continents today, as easily as our grandfathers crossed the street. Tomorrow he will as...
  18. Futurist

    What is your opinion about Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points Speech?

    As for me, I consider it to be a great speech due to the fact that it might have encouraged the Germans to capitulate earlier and due to the fact that this speech provided a great vision for Americans and for people in other countries as to exactly which world the Entente/Allied Powers of World...
  19. S

    Searching for a specific speech toasting the US

    I recall reading about a toast delivered by a French official to America. I want to get the exact text of it. If I remember correctly, it was in the 1950's or early 60's. It may have been at a reception at the American embassy in Paris. I don't recall the person giving the toast. The essence of...
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    Freedom of Speech 1917

    An interesting episode during the Great War that demonstrates that freedom of speech could be denied if the political will was there to do so. The Spirit of '76 (1917 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The papers of the day reported that 'the objectionable feature of the film was the...