The vanishing art of oratory

Abraham Lincolns aren’t a dime a dozen to be sure but what most politicians lack in the charisma department can be at least partially offset by realizing that true greatness is in serving others and in engaging citizens with sincerity.

Gift of the gab: Former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams had a certain zest for public speaking. But gone are the days of our elected officials moving us with their words and inspiring us with their zeal for country or province.Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times

By Evan Sotiropoulos

PUBLISHED :Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 6:41 PM

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