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Speeches that moved the republic


Is Napoleon right when he said that rousing speakers are rarely good politicians? The reverse is certainly true: even good politicians rarely succeed in giving a speech that not only inspires supporters, but also creates reflection or even a change of heart in other camps. The book at hand documents those 'great moments of the republic' in which fundamental decisions were announced or made concrete in the speeches of the politicians. It offers the essential speech passages in their wording and traces their environment and the political impact.


Adenauer Bundestag Democracy The Republic Peaceful Revolution Society Hans-Dietrich Genscher Helmut Kohl Helmut Schmidt Herbert Wehner Kiesinger Konrad Adenauer Parliament Revolution Social Justice

About the authors

Prof. Dr. phil. Horst Ferdinand, 1949-1985 employee of the Bundestag administration in Bonn, corresponding member of the commission for historical regional studies in Baden-Württemberg.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Speeches that moved the republic
  • Editors Ferdinand Horst
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2002
  • Publisher NameVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook PackagesSpringer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-8100-3338-3
  • eBook ISBN978-3-322-97558-4
  • Edition Number2
  • Number of Pages, 662
  • Number of Illustrations37 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Social Sciences, general
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