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Friday, November 2, 2018

Recommended Book #1 - When They Go Low, We Go High




When They Go Low, We Go High is both a masterclass in persuasive speaking and a history of world changing speeches, ranging from the inspirational (the civil rights movement in the USA) to the terrible warning (the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia). Collins is an adept of the craft, having written Tony Blair's speeches from 2004 to 2007 (including the joke about Cherie Blair not running off with the bloke next door). His detailed technical analysis of the speeches he covers is invaluable for any aspirant debater. This is an important and necessary book, both as a guide to speech building and as a celebration of democracy and the power of reason. 

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