Table of Contents for Graduation Day : The Best of America's Commencement Speeches


Introduction: We Don't Want You Out Here xi
George Plimpton
I MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE 3(58)
Jodie Foster
3(14)
Russell Baker
17(7)
Sting
24(6)
Dan Rather
30(9)
Ted Turner
39(4)
Ben and Jerry
43(8)
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg
51(4)
Carl Sagan
55(6)
II BE A HUMAN BEING FIRST 61(58)
John Grisham
61(4)
Barbara Bush
65(4)
Colin Powell
69(10)
Robert Redford
79(5)
Stephen Breyer
84(8)
Mario Cuomo
92(6)
Ann Richards
98(9)
Alice Walker
107(12)
III REMEMBER THE PAST, EMBRACE THE FUTURE 119(62)
Bill Clinton
119(9)
Ken Burns
128(10)
Madeleine Albright
138(6)
Tom Brokaw
144(6)
Ronald Reagan
150(7)
Susan Sontag
157(5)
Federico Pena
162(7)
Toni Morrison
169(12)
IV YOU WILL SUCCEED 181(44)
Garrison Keillor
181(5)
Andy Rooney
186(10)
Patrick Stewart
196(9)
Hank Aaron
205(3)
Ross Perot
208(17)
V A LOOK BACK 225(38)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
225(5)
W.E.B. Du Bois
230(4)
George C. Marshall
234(4)
John F. Kennedy
238(4)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
242(5)
Lyndon B. Johnson
247(3)
Gloria Steinem
250(13)
Editors' Note 263