Freudy – the Greatest
Ted Sorenson has died, JFK’s speechwriter and adviser. Hence the greatest living political speechwriter on the planet is our revered friend Graham Freudenberg. Saw him at the ALP Centenary dinner at State Parliament House last Friday night and told him his Churchill and Australia (see my review under book reviews) was one of the finest pieces of history on Australian book shelves. Told him that the speech he gave me for Clinton’s visit in 1996 was a masterpiece.
Read his A Certain Grandeur. Read his memoir about Whitlam. Read his elegant memoir A Figure of Speech.