"Commencement oratory ..." Quote of John Kenneth Galbraith

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Commencement oratory ... must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion. Nonetheless, there must be a speech: speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum.
John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908), U.S. economist. Commencement address, American University, Washington, D.C.. Time (June 18, 1984).
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