University and Commencement Speakers

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

The Young America’s Foundation has once again compiled an invaluable compendium of this season’s commencement speakers and found, once again, that they overwhelmingly represent one point of view.

barack obama at georgetown 2015

Moreover, in our review of 127 of the arguably representative speakers they highlight, we note that one-third—41—have discernible political views. By the most expansive definition, one-third of these—10—can be called anything from apolitical to definitively conservative:

The others, whom our sister organization Accuracy in Media has covered extensively, all fall on the Left of the political spectrum. For example, graduates at Georgetown got to hear from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U. S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia and Charlie Rose. Here’s the rest of the lecture circuit: