Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Fantastic Commencement Speech

Published November 8, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

The oft-quoted astrophysicist lets loose on America’s incredible capacity for progress and innovation–as well as our straying from those ideals in the past couple decades. Tyson doesn’t think all hope is lost, however. In doing what we deem impossible–not because it’s easy but because it is hard–we can discover the most important aspects of ourselves and that which unites us all.

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