Monday, May 21, 2007
Bill Clinton at Michigan
Here is a link to the commencement address that President Bill Clinton gave to the University of Michigan this year. It's a very casual but inspiring speech, one that makes you see the idealist in Clinton that I think is usually (and probably rightfully) overshadowed by his reputation as a centrist. I particlularly like his refrain that our word is unequal, unstable, and unsustainable and the three characteristics that all successful communities have: shared opportunities to participate, a shared sense of responsibility for the success of the outcome, and a genuine sense of belonging. Great and meaningful speechwriting.