History's greatest orators
Winston Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain" speech on March 5, 1946
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Great oratory can provoke, inspire, and motivate. Delivered with passion and sincerity, some speeches have been known to change the course of history. But the spoken word can also deceive and manipulate, and a master of propaganda can be just as persuasive as the most genuine and forthright of speakers.
Click through this gallery and be reminded of some of the most celebrated—and notorious—orators ever.
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