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Barack Obama: Leader of the free word

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/david_suissa/article/barack_obama_leader_of_the_free_word

Words matter, especially when spoken by people of power. I once read a book that dissected the 271 words of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Would that speech have become historic if, instead of phrases like “a new birth of freedom,” he had used phrases like “a reaffirmation of our values”?

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