- Media: Short story
- When: I read this in school back in the 90's so I assume it is by a well known Sci-Fi author
- Plot: A man is explaining to another about his new scientific process of delivering political speeches. He explains that it's not so much what's in the speech but how the speech is delivered. They make a wager and pick some random person to deliver a speech with no real meaning. The scientist writes the speech and practices with the man for a day or so to get the exact right tone of voice and pitch on certain key words. When the man delivers the speech the audience is worked up into great excitement, cheering for the man. The scientist comes to the realization of how dangerous a discovery this is.
- Setting: Don't remember
- Characters: Main characters where a scientist and his friend but I don't remember names.
- Language: English
- Target Audience: I suppose teenage-adult? No profanity or anything just a shocking realization at the end which requires some understanding of politics/society.
Thinking this must be a Ray Bradbury story I have done some googling but could not find it.