CiceroBust

Classics – M.T.C.


Western civilization has a handful of individuals who have had immense influence. It’s approximately the 2,057th anniversary of the assassination of Marcus Tullius Cicero. Of all the rhetoricians and orators that WC studied in his mis-spent youth, WC admires Cicero the most. So WC wants to take a brief look at one of the lynchpins of…

Simply the Best Public Speaker in America Today


If you haven’t listened to or read former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic Convention last night, you’ve missed a treat. You may or may not like Bill Clinton as a man, as a politician or as a president, but his public speaking skills are absolutely extraordinary. Not only does he has an exceptional…

Lies, Liars and America, Part 1


The late Robert Heinlein, writing in Time Enough for Love, said that there were three kinds of lies: (1) the simple statement of an untruth, by far the most common lie; (2) telling part of the truth and stopping, creating a lie by omission, and (3) the most difficult and least common, telling the truth…