In 2009 I heard David McCullough deliver the commencement address at Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA. It was simply stunningly good. Of course, there is the VOICE. No one can speak a narrative like McCullough. But then there was the perfect delivery. Word perfect without looking at a note. Every word, in the right place, at the right time. Impressive. And then there was the subject – John Adam’s appreciation of books and learning. Inspiring! The students can’t forget this commencement address, among the so many forgettable commencement addresses delivered across the nation.
Here it is.