These are hard days of coarse language — of tweets and catcalls that appeal to the worst in us, not the best. Maybe that’s why a big, sweeping, old-fashioned speech delivered in New Orleans on Friday made such an impression on me. It was a reprieve. It was an antidote.
"Mitch Landrieu Reminds Us That Eloquence Still Exists" is from the May 23, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.