A wonderful commencement address. I think we are seeing the evolution of a stodgy form into something quite worth listening to. Kushner is so funny, too. My favorite quote (among many):
"If you meant to invite me, and let's proceed from that assumption, then you wanted a playwright and I have to say what a strange choice, what with Gabriel blowing his trumpet and the Book of Revelations unfolding seal by seal and all; it's as if you'd been warned of years of calamity and famine ahead and in response you anxiously stuffed an after dinner mint in your pocket. "
Vassar College: Commencement Speech