My Commencement Speech to Rutgers’ Geniuses: Go Forth and Fail – The Daily Beast

But that 1989 moment of “something there is that doesn’t love a wall” (and I’ll bet you a personal karaoke performance of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” that you can’t name the poet who wrote it) had interesting consequences. Stop taking selfies and Google “Berlin Wall” on the iPhones you’re all fiddling with.

I can.  It’s one of my favorite poems, from one of my favorite poets.

UPDATE: Nemo weighs in.  (Nice zinger about the Harvard coat of arms, btw).

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Litrachure — 1 Comment

  1. Our mutual friend, Ned Hall, (Yale 19?) wrote in my yearbook:

    “Best wishes to those who struggle for veritas without benefit of lux.” Hint: Yale motto is “Lux et veritas.”

    I told him, thinking it would please him, that I wanted to go to Yale. He looked at me sternly and said “You look to me like a Harvard man.” So let it be written. So let it be done. I never looked back. Thank you, Ned Hall.

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