Sunday, August 04, 2013

Hitler, Churchill or Obama

Hitler, Churchill or Obama

His preternatural eloquence and world-historical sense, as well as a self-belief that bordered on the messianic, had brought to the fore ...  a leader who could frame the global struggle in profoundly moving, almost metaphysical terms.  Of whom was this written?

Who wrote this:  ”Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory.  He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great king.  He is an independent force on the world.   Abandoned by his party, betrayed by his friends, stripped of his offices, whoever can command this power is still formidable.”

Of whom could these words be said?  Hitler?  Churchill?  Obama?  Hitler - could have been. Of Obama it was said until the mask fell away.   Yes, Churchill - a great leader and statesman described and describing himself.


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