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Write new speeches, don't borrow from Hollywood

The Australian minister of transport, Anthony Albanese, recently plunged himself into an embarrassing situation that will probably stain his reputation permanently (see the Daily Mail's coverage here). His mistake was to deliver a speech in which one short passage of nicely honed rhetoric about his opponent was lifted, with hardly any alteration, from a [...]
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