Oratory in political life


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History Today
Vol. 10, no. 1 (January 1960), p. 3-13


"Ordinary men will not themselves engage spontaneously and fruitfully in the discussion of great issues unless there are greater minds ... in the arena, able to compel their attention, to fire their enthusiasm, to educate and inform them." Here a well known political commentator discusses the development of modern oratory from Chatham to Aneurin Bevan