Commencement

Your Commencement Speech Will Be Generic and Bland. This Data Proves It.
May 16, 2014

Data reveals that most still tell grads to "Help others!" and "Do the right thing!"

"Perhaps Culture is Now the Counterculture"
A Defense of the Humanities
May 28, 2013

On May 19, New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier spoke at the commencement ceremony of Brandeis University, addressing the graduates as "fellow humanists." Here is a text of his talk.