The art of debating


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jeudi 3 septembre 2020
par Me Esse

The great debaters

The Great Debaters is a 2007 American biographical drama film directed by and starring Denzel Washington. It is based on an article written about the Wiley College debate team by Tony Scherman for the spring 1997 issue of American Legacy. The plot revolves around the efforts of debate coach (...)
dimanche 30 août 2020
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Julius Caesar

"... they began to consider of Caesar’s will, and the ordering of his funeral. Antony desired that the will might be read, and that the body should not have a private or dishonourable interment, lest that should further exasperate the people. This Cassius violently opposed, but Brutus yielded to (...)
dimanche 30 août 2020
par Me Esse

The Jury

The Jury, a Norman Rockwell painting , appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post published February 14, 1959. Apparently all of the male jurors have voted the same verdict. Drawing on all their powers of persuasion, they are trying to convince the lady to change her vote. She is (...)
lundi 1er juin 2020
par Me Esse

12 angry men

Watch the movie here 12 Angry Men is a 1957 American courtroom drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, adapted from a 1954 teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. This courtroom drama tells the story of a jury of 12 men as they deliberate the conviction or acquittal of an 18-year old (...)
dimanche 25 janvier 2015
par Me Esse

Speeches and orators

Barack Obama is a talented orator : watch the video below and try to understand how he manages to deal with a heckler during his immigration reform speech in San Francisco. Churchill’s speeches during World War 2 are also very famous. they boosted the nation’s moral in a time of deprivation (...)

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