Rationalize rhetoric and it speaks to your mind; personify her and she speaks to your soul
August 22, 2007 10:15 AM   Subscribe

American Rhetoric :: an online archive
posted by anastasiav (14 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Its possible that some might think this is a double, because individual speeches archived here have been used in many mefi posts, but I got a bit lost here this morning and thought the whole site was worthy of attention. But, maybe not. I'm rusty at this.
posted by anastasiav at 10:16 AM on August 22, 2007

Wow. That's a pretty great collection.
posted by cortex at 10:23 AM on August 22, 2007

That sites pretty great; it's been around for ages now.
posted by chunking express at 10:31 AM on August 22, 2007

very nice
very nice indeed
(it is a double though. however, it is such a great resource I vote that we let this stay because I would be most folks have forgotten about this in four years)
posted by caddis at 11:29 AM on August 22, 2007

I support the immediate banning of all rhetoric from American life, and I know all good Americans agree!
posted by davy at 1:02 PM on August 22, 2007

Great post! I'm speechless!
posted by sourwookie at 2:15 PM on August 22, 2007

What good does rhetoric serve?

(I'd hope my father, who studies rhetoric, would already know about this site... but I don't see him commenting yet).
posted by klangklangston at 3:12 PM on August 22, 2007

Was that a rhetorical question?
posted by psmealey at 3:14 PM on August 22, 2007

Ah, the memories. Back when I was enrolled in Public Speaking, my teacher would recommend "speech x on americanrhetoric.com" all the time.
posted by Xere at 5:15 PM on August 22, 2007

Great site, thanks. Needs more Keith Olbermann, though.
posted by RussHy at 5:43 PM on August 22, 2007

What good does rhetoric serve?

Good ideas deserve all the beauty our language can lend them.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:12 PM on August 22, 2007

Are we going to link to a site whose owner beats his wife?
posted by Meatbomb at 11:37 PM on August 22, 2007

I smell alcohol.
posted by caddis at 11:40 PM on August 22, 2007

Grandmother Simpson and Lisa (singing): "How many roads must a man walk down / Before you can call him a maaan..."

Homer: "Seven!"

Lisa: "No, dad, it's a rhetorical question."

Homer: "Rhetorical, eh? Eight!"

Lisa: "Dad, do you even know what 'rhetorical' means?"

Homer: "Do I know what 'rhetorical' means?!"
posted by micropublishery at 3:04 PM on August 23, 2007

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