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The text of the commencement address that David Gergen, a North Carolina native, delivered at Elon University. Gergen, a senior political analyst for CNN and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, is founding chair of Elon University School of Law’s advisory board. He also served as adviser to four U.S. presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton.
VIDEO: David Gergen, former adviser to four U.S. presidents, dispensed with the usual vanilla message when he gave the commencement address Saturday at Elon University. Instead, in a passionate speech, he urged graduates to “take North Carolina back.” Gergen blasted the state’s political leadership for House Bill 2 and for the direction it has taken the state in recent months and years. He decried “the forces of political extremism” that represent “a sharp break from our past.”
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