Senior Essays, Then and Now

April 22, 2015 Christopher B. Nelson

Almost twenty years ago, the prodigious writer and commentator William F. Buckley, Jr. gave the annual commencement address at St. John’s in Annapolis. The title of his speech was “Who Cares If Homer Nodded?” and it was full of praise for what St. John’s does. I was sitting on the dais that day next to Mr. Buckley, and I remember particularly how

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