An Attack of Unimaginable Cruelty: Hillary Clinton at Wellesley College

The commencement speech is a remnant from a time when oratory was a crucial skill, and central to university education. From the mid-1600s until the early 1900s, commencement ceremonies were a public celebration, an opportunity for the students to show off their intellectual achievements to their community. Graduates would give ‘disputations’ in Hebrew, Greek and […]