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The State of Our Public Oratory


On the topic of public oratory, a reader asks if I don’t consider Pat
Buchanan a good orator. Yes, I do–he’s about as good as it gets nowadays.
However, I have a sidebar on this: Pat has so internalized his
public-speaking skills that he carries them over into his private
conversation. At a crowded & noisy reception once, leaning close to Pat to
hear what he was saying, I was nearly decapitated by one of his karate-chop
hand gestures.


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