A thought-provoking collection of 21 speeches that have shaped the modern world
Chris Abbott is a freelance writer and researcher specialising in international and security affairs. He is Sustainable Security Consultant to the Oxford Research Group (one of Europe's leading international security think tanks, of which he was Deputy Director until 2009) and Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. His first book, Beyond Terror- The Truth About the Real Threats to Our World, co-authored with Paul Rogers and John Sloboda, is published by Rider and is now available in five languages. See www.chrisabbott.info for more information.
A fascinating gallery of speeches and turning points in recent
history. * New Internationalist *
A unique compilation of catalytic speeches...relevant to some of the biggest choices that face humanity in the 21st century. -- John Sloboda, Oxford Research Group
Illuminates many of the most important trends of our times. -- Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford
Chris Abbott has done a great service in reminding us of of these people and of their continuing relevance for today's world. -- Rosie Houldsworth, founder and director, TalkWorks
An interesting selection of speeches...Throughout, Abbott provides a thorough historical context and argues convincingly for the continuing relevance of the ideas expressed. * Financial Times *