“We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten ... In the final analysis, our nation cannot be secure around the world unless our citizens are secure at home.”
“The New Vision”, 2008 Democratic Party Presidential Nominee Acceptance Address, speech prepared for imaginary delivery, Denver, Colorado, USA, 28 August 2008
Theodore Chaikin (Ted) Sorensen (born 8 May 1928) was a retired lawyer and writer. He was best known as President John F. Kennedy’s special counsel, advisor and brilliant speechwriter. Kennedy once called Sorensen his “intellectual blood bank”. Sorensen died on 31 October 2010.
President Kennedy’s inaugural address, written by Sorensen, demanded that all Americans: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask ...