Quotation by John Kenneth Galbraith

Commencement oratory ... must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion. Nonetheless, there must be a speech: speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum.
John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908), U.S. economist. Commencement address, American University, Washington, D.C.. Time (June 18, 1984).
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