Tag Archives: History

“The Few”

Last week marked the 70th anniversary of one of the most famous speeches in modern history. On 20 August 1940, Winston Churchill addressed the British House of Commons and delivered his epic speech to honour “The Few” — the Allied … Continue reading

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Some Chilling Public Speaking History

Here is a rather chilling passage from The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The Russian author captures in a few short paragraphs the sense of terror that pervaded the Soviet Union under Stalin. Nowadays, we often hear people talk about being … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story

I love a good story. As a child, I could listen for hours to the tales told by my parents, grandparents, teachers and others.  As I grew older, I sought out stories through novels, films or theatre.  As a parent, I thoroughly … Continue reading

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