The Obama Address To Notre Dame

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on May 19, 2009

My thoughts over at the Arena. I am certainly interested in seeing what else the President has to say concerning this general subject. But someone needs to tell him that pretty words alone won’t cut it when it comes to breaking new ground, and forging a new culture of civility. Much as I may wish the contrary, taking the debate over abortion to a new, and better level is going to require more than mere eloquence.

And yes, I think that colleges and universities should seek out speakers who can talk directly to the students, with a greater appreciation for the life experiences of those students. Maybe it’s high time to acknowledge that celebrity is overrated.

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