Rachel Maddow’s Commencement Address at Smith College

Gunning not just for personal triumph for yourself but for durable achievement to be proud of for life is the difference between winning things and leadership. It is the difference between nationalism and patriotism. It is the difference between running for office and devoting yourself to public service. It’s agreeing that you are part of something, taking as your baseline that you will not seek to reach your own goals by stepping on the neck of your community.

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