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Another note-worthy commencement address from a note-worthy writer.

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE, IN HIS OWN WORDS 

"This is the comencement address he gave to the graduates of Kenyon College in 2005. It captures his electric mind, and also his humility--the way he elevated and made meaningful, beautiful, many of the lonely thoughts that rattle around in our heads. The way he put better thoughts in our heads, too. (Many thanks toMarginalia.org for making this available.)"

"A Slave to the System..."

 

Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling in Graduation Speech

Comment: The following speech was delivered by top of the class student Erica Goldson during the graduation ceremony at Coxsackie-Athens High School on June 25, 2010

 

 

 

Graduation 2010

Graduation 2010

 

 

 

Breaking Through Cultural Amnesia: A Review of 2010, the Whitney Biennial

 whitehot | April 2010

 

 

Breaking Through Cultural Amnesia:

A Review of 2010, the Whitney Biennial