Now I, like most people, have listened to many, many speeches. Like some, I have even given a few, normally penned by myself, so apologies to those who have ever sat through one, small though your number be.
(If, for some reason your are seeking at top drawer speech, do contact Charles Crawford, a man who has written some very famous speeches indeed.)
Anyway, with an interest in human rights, human rights campaigners and thus Aung San Suu Kyi, I listened into her very belated acceptance speech for her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize a few days ago. Very well delivered and quite captivating when all is said and done.
One wonders, if Ms Tymoshenko wins the Nobel Peace Prize that she is nominated for, could deliver such a speech. Thus far, aside from the obvious plagerism of Vaclav Havel in her Christmas message from her cell, she has yet to come close to such a balanced speech – ever.
That said, she has yet to win it and there are certainly more worthy potential winners, even as close to home as Belarus to my mind, before looking globally.
Nevertheless, a very good speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, which is the entire reason for this post.