Political speech

IB English B: Political speech

Much of the language of politics, in any language, is tedious and trite. Guided by image consultants and spin-doctors, the vast majority of politicians opt for predictable, carefully-groomed speeches, in which the phrasing is calculated to be risk-free and make the target audience feel good. What politicians actually think and say in private is often very much more interesting, punchy and striking (as demonstrated when...


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