Kurt Vonnegut Commencement Speech

Kurt Vonnegut Commencement Speech to Hobart and William Smith

The author and humorist Kurt Vonnegut delivered this commencement speech to 350 new graduates of Hobart and William Smith Colleges on May 26, 1974. Kin Hubbard was an Indianapolis newspaper humorist. He wrote under the name of Abe Martin. My father, who was an Indianapolis architect, knew him some. Kin Hubbard had fault to find with commencement addresses. He thought that all the really important information should be spread out over four years, instead of being saved up for one big speech at ... (read more)