Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 12: The Eloquence of Plain English
Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address may be the most eloquent two minutes in the history of American political speechifying. But the literary voice we now attribute to the Great Emancipator was carefully cultivated during the course of his public life. As with any skill, he honed it over time. Listen as Bob Garfield and I discuss the enduring, resonant power of Lincoln’s most poetic words.
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