The lot of the speechwriter is seldom a happy one. Unless, of course, he or she goes in for a spot of revenge.
Communication is the currency of politics. Politicians trade in discourse and argument, public statements and speeches, pamphlets and manifestos.
The multiple nominations for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln biopic at this year’s Oscars is a reminder of just how important – and popular – a role strong narratives play in the history of American politics.
World leaders and CEOs gathering in the snow of Davos this year might have experienced a little extra chill at the sheer weight of pessimism on display. The United Nations captured the mood by choosing that platform to predict a global ‘worst cas