Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama's inauguration speech

Here.
And the benediction (great ending!).

4 comments:

doltrane said...

There so much that one could say about this historic event and what the speech itself presages but .....! Suffice it to say that, for me, it was very moving and left me much more hopeful for the immediate future - despite the crises and woes besetting us.
I recommend Jonathan Raban's Guardian Review article (24.01.09) as an interesting deconstruction of the language of inaugurals in general and Obama's in particular and how it delivered so effectively a clear rejection of the philosophy and record of the Bush years.

doltrane said...

.... it's title is 'The Golden Trumpet' and can be found at:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jan/24/barack-obama-inauguration-speech-presidency-president-review-jonathan-raban

Buyo said...

Interesting article.

Buyo said...

http://fish.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/22/barack-obamas-prose-style/