The World's Great Speeches Topics for Discussion

Lewis Copeland
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Compare any speech from early Greece and Rome to any speech from more recent times. What are the differences? What are the similarities?

Consider the world setting as the United States is facing World War II. Why is this setting important in understanding the speeches of that period? Are other settings equally as important? Why or why not?

Analyze three speeches that address patriotism on some level. Are the speakers of one country more passionate on this subject that speakers from another? Does tradition play a role in that passion? Explain your answers.

Adolf Hitler and Mussolini are often cited as madmen for their violent stands. Are the speeches of these men any less effective than the speeches of speakers who are generally considered heroic? Why or why not?

Describe the messages of at least two who spoke in favor of limiting arms at...

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