Reading Between the Lines in Political Speeches

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 File photo dated 04 November, 1991 shows US President Ronald Reagan giving a speech at the dedication of the library bearing his name in Simi Valley, California.

Mark Thompson, President and CEO of The New York Times Company, examines the words and language used in political speech - from Reagan and Thatcher to Burlesconi and Trump - and looks at how it has changed over centuries in his new book, Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics? 

Event: Mark Thompson will be in conversation with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni on Friday, September 9 at the Barnes & Noble at Union Square (33 East 17th Street) at 7 p.m.