Look Who’s Talking – if the Audience Allows

May 25, 2014

By Rupert Cornwell at The Independent

Here in the US, this is commencement – or graduation – season and, as a slice of Americana, it can't be beaten. A couple of days ago, I went to my son's commencement day at Salisbury University on Maryland's eastern shore. It was a cross between a baseball game and the Last Night of the Proms, leavened with a touch of Tudor fancy dress and vast quantities of exuberance. Family and friends yelled and hollered as the MC read the names of individual graduates taking the stage to receive their certificate from a college dignitary decked out like a courtier of Henry VIII...