Barry, Barry, Quite Contrary

“Mandela said young people are capable when aroused of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom. Now is a good time to be aroused.” In his first major address since leaving the White House, Barack Obama gave a speech at an event celebrating what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100 birthday. Highlights included: Concerns about the rise of strongmen, the acceptance of lying in today’s politics, the sacredness of facts, the strength of immigration, and the importance of democracy. (I’m now convinced he’s a NextDraft subscriber…) Here’s the whole speech.

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