The Specials

A collection of "long-form" documents of various types. Each of these is likely to be the source of a number of quotes that have been available in the main parts of the site, some of them for years, but I decided it was high time to present the whole document in some cases. I plan to include all of the presidential inaugural addresses and will add other categories when they occur to me.



Inaugural addresses

Obama's first inaugural - Barack Obama - 2009

Kennedy's inaugural - John Fitzgerald Kennedy - 1961

Roosevelt's fourth inaugural, 1933 - Franklin D. Roosevelt - 1945

Roosevelt's third inaugural, 1941 - Franklin D. Roosevelt - 1941

Roosevelt's second inaugural, 1937 - Franklin D. Roosevelt - 1937

Roosevelt's first inaugural, 1933 - Franklin D. Roosevelt - 1933

Lincoln's second inaugural - Abraham Lincoln - 1865

Lincoln's first inaugural - Abraham Lincoln - 1865

Jackson's second inaugural - Andrew Jackson - 1833

Jackson's first inaugural - Andrew Jackson - 1829

Jefferson's second inaugural - Thomas Jefferson - 1805

Jefferson's first inaugural - Thomas Jefferson - 1801

Adams' inaugural - John Adams - 1797

Washington's second inaugural - George Washington - 1793

Washington's first inaugural - George Washington - 1789

Significant speeches

Reviving the Heart of Our Democracy - William Barber - 2016

Selma to Montgomery, Fiftieth Anniversary - Barack Obama - 2015

Shall the Fundamentalists Win? - Harry Emerson Fosdick - 1922

Gettysburg Address - Abraham Lincoln - 1863

Van's favorite poetry

Charge of the Light Brigade - Alfred, Lord Tennyson - 1854

Funeral Blues - W. H. Auden - 1936

Norman and Saxon - Rudyard Kipling - 1911

The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe - 1845