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This spring I'll be teaching a workshop on memos that changed the world. Help me think of some.
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The workshop will be called "Memos That Changed the World," and I'll be teaching it at the Kennedy School of Government as a writing
workshop, that is, in a way focused on the use of language and rhetoric. I'd like to use memos that (a) really mean something historically and (b) have particularly powerful or interesting language.
So far the only two that I've come up with are George Kennan's "Long Telegram"
and Winston Churchill's Poison Gas Memo
. What are some others? I'd be open to great business memos, too. Thanks!