Friday, 27 May 2011

Compare and contrast

I've been struck by the differences between the Westminster Hall addresses of U.S. President Obama a few days ago and that of Pope Benedict during his State Visit last September. Somewhat empty and cliché-ridden political rhetoric as opposed to substantial and serious analysis?
Judge for yourselves:

and also:

For those more comfortable with the written word, full transcripts of the two addresses can be found at the New Statesman here and the BBC here

1 comment:

  1. I'm afraid you're probably right - a contract of style and substance. Bring back Cicero...


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