At the Heights of Political Oratory

June 10, 2014 With David Zarefsky

From Pericles and Cicero to Churchill and Roosevelt, David Zarefsky, a specialist in the oratorical dimension of historical process, examines the nature of the art. We listen to and analyze sections of speeches as recorded or—for the older great figures—as read by us from the available annals. This program was done on the eve of the mid-term elections of 2006.