Tag Archives: Max Atkinson

Oscar Night 2011

Tonight is the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. It’s been years since I’ve seen the show live. For me, watching it from start to finish can be a tedious affair. And now that I live in Switzerland, the show doesn’t get … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by Phil Davison

Analysis of the political speech that spread like wildfire over the Internet in 2010. Continue reading

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Some Chilling Public Speaking History

Here is a rather chilling passage from The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It 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 “bored to … Continue reading

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