Preaching Connection: Politics

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Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Tiro recounts how fast Cicero talked and how fast, as secretary, he therefore had to record Cicero. So Tiro invented shorthand, including his beloved ampersand, eventually devising “a handbook of some four thousand symbols. “I found that Cicero was fond of repeating certain phrases, and these I learned to reduce to a line, or even...

The Making of the President, 1960

“With the end of the nominating process, American politics leaves logic behind. If the conventions have done their work well, as normally they do, then the American people are offered two men of exceptional ability. Now they must choose. And they must choose in a primitive and barbaric trial. Although the contest is bloodless, the...