Friday, May 2, 2008

THE LIMITS OF ELOQUENCE

We have heard much about Barack Obama's eloquence this campaign season. Here is some more eloquence - sent our way by Jim McCusker - that illustrates that eloquence only takes you so far. . .

The simple things are the ones most needed today if we are to surmount what divides us, and cement what unites us.

In these difficult years, America has suffered from a fever of words; from inflated rhetoric that promises more than it can deliver; from angry rhetoric that fans discontents into hatreds; from bombastic rhetoric that postures instead of persuading.

We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices

Click here for the source of these fine words

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