Masters of our fate — Richard Cohen on Sir Winston Churchill's rhetoric & address to joint sitting US Congress, December 1941

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Terrific episode on Winston Churchill, his prodigious skills as a rhetorician, and in particular his speech to a joint sitting of US Congress on Boxing Day, 1941. Our guest is Richard Cohen, founder of the popular Winston Churchill facebook group and a legal scholar who has immersed himself in all things Churchill. He was a proof reader of Andrew Roberts 'Churchill: Walking with Destiny' biography, and a great interviewee for this one.

Churchill speeches mentioned in the episode include, the Dunkirk 'Beaches' speech, and The Iron Curtain 'Sinews of Peace' speech.

Richard Cohen's own candidature speech to Board of Deputies of British Jews is also on Speakola.

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