Julian Saltman


The Speaker's Role

To the Editor: With such political luminaries as Ehud Barak and Desmond Tutu and the brilliant Maya Angelou all descending on Dartmouth during one term, I find it hard to fathom that Anil Antony needs to have another politically or socially renowned figure give the commencement address (The Dartmouth, May 16, "The Fred Rogers Folly"). Regardless of their political or social stature, I highly doubt that Condoleezza Rice, Jim Lehrer, Daniel Patrick Moynihan or President Bush are capable of giving an interesting speech that is not simply recycled from one event to another, and littered with the proverbial 60 quotations from Bartlett's.