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  • Washington  Lee University Commencement Address
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    Washington & Lee University Commencement Address

    Tom Wolfe gave the commencement address to the graduates of Washington and Lee University, his alma mater. He talked about facing the challenges of the future, society and popular culture,…

  • emCities of Ambitionem
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    Cities of Ambition

    Mr. Wolfe discussed the spirit and strength of America’s cities, particularly New York City in the aftermath of September 11. Among the issues he addressed were the role of artists in…

  • Marshall McLuhan Lecture
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    Marshall McLuhan Lecture

    Mr. Wolfe talked about Marshall McLuhan and his groundbreaking theories on mass media. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. This was the first annual Marshall…

  • Arts in New York
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    Arts in New York

    Mr. Wolfe spoke about the status of the arts in New York in the late 20th century. He emphasized that New York is a huge mecca for struggling, unknown artists of various kinds. He also…