Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The JFK Speech

Mitt Romney's people have reawakened interest in John F. Kennedy's 1960 speech at the Greater Houston Ministerial Association; the text is here.

And the audio is here.

On a somewhat related note, The New York Times had a piece yesterday about the decline in the teaching of Latin. Or more precisely, the learning of it, writing this:
But it is no coincidence that the professionalization of politics — which encourages budding politicians to think of education as mere career preparation — has occurred during an age of weak rhetoric, shifting moral values, clumsy grammar and a terror of historical references and eternal values that the Romans could teach us a thing or two about.

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