The Right Coast

May 17, 2005
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By Tom Smith

I liked "I'd like to teach the world to sing" better. Anyway, I'm diet Coke person myself. Now I can not drink Pepsi and feel like I'm making a political statement.

Which reminds me, at my alma mater, Cornell, there is a tradition -- no honorary degrees, no commencement speakers. It just isn't done. Think about it: With all the graduation addresses you have heard, have you ever heard one that was memorable for something other than being bad? The commencement address at Yale Law School when I graduated was an offensive left wing rant. (I remember the studly Tony Kronman remained in his seat, refusing to join the standing ovation, even though he is hardly a conservative.)