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Fri 28 May 2004

Bono at U Penn commencement

Category : world

Irish rock star Bono of U2 speaks at U Penn commencement. Saw this on Blogger.com's Evan William's blog.

He ends his "Because We Can We Must" speech saying, "... my point is that the world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape. ... That's what this degree of yours is, a blunt instrument. So go forth and build something with it. Remember what John Adams said about Ben Franklin, "He does not hesitate at our boldest Measures but rather seems to think us too irresolute."

Well this is the time for bold measures. This is the country, and you are the generation. Thank you."

Full transcript at UPenn webpage.

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