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Bob Dylan song appropriate anthem for graduates

May 20th, 2014

Jim LaGrand, professor of American history, challenges that Bob Dylan’s song “Forever Young” is a more appropriate benediction for graduating seniors than the typical commencement cliches they hear. “Dylan calls listeners to do the tough, but un-dramatic work of following truth and righteousness in a world that often doesn’t recognize them,” writes LaGrand for the May 19 Federalist and May 30 “He reminds us of the satisfaction that comes from living good and honorable lives, and from encouraging future generations to do the same.”

Read “Bob Dylan’s Benediction for Today’s Graduates” at The Federalist.

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