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Theodore Sorensen – More than just a writer

Sorensen, who died last week, was arguably one of the greatest modern speech writers.  As one of JFK's closest aids, he co-wrote his inaugural speech in 1961, and was credited with the famous line: 'ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.'

His death reminds us of the contribution that these men and women of words make.  'The right speech,' Sorensen said, 'on the right topic, delivered by the right speaker, at the right moment, can ignite a fire, change men's minds, open their eyes, alter their votes, bring hope to their lives, and, in all these ways, change the world.  I know.  I saw it happen.'

So have we…

Nailia Tasseel