Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Smith College: Jon Last has a shaggy-dog telling of Smith's commencement. (Remember when we called it graduation, like normal folks? What huckleberries we were!) The students and, apparently, others present protested Maddie Albright, who gave the graduation (excuse me, "commencement") speech, for her dedication to the "relentless pursuit of global empire." Smith deserves Buckley next year, who would no doubt give them an earful that they wouldn't understand -- primarily because they came to higher learning under the thumb of diversity mongers and post-modernist intellectual poseurs, but also because nobody understands a word Buckley says unless he is shotgun-miked from all conceivable directions. Even then, it's iffy.