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famous speeches

"I Have a Dream" - Martin Luther King Jr.

"Secrecy is Repugnant" - John F. Kennedy

"Hallowed Ground" - Chief Seattle (the validity of this speech is seriously debatable. the original was supposedly given in 1854, but no verbatim transcript exists. this version, the earliest recorded, was published by Dr. Henry A. Smith in the Seattle Sunday Star in 1887)

"The Will of The Great Spirit" - Red Jacket (on religion)

"Welfare of the Community" - Clarence Darrow (against capital punishment, defending Leopold and Loeb)

short stories

"Luck" - Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"The Use of Force" - William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

"The Open Window" - Saki (H.H. Munro, 1870-1916)

"A Haunted House" - Virginia Wolfe (1882-1941)

poetry

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

William Blake (1757-1827)

T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) Hollow Men Prufrock

Coleridge (1772-1834)

myths

Orpheus

Baldur

orwell

Language and Politics

Nationalism

government documents

US Declaration of Independence

US Constitution

US Bill of Rights

US Amendments 11-27

UN Human Rights