As for their knowledge skills, in most cases they're inadequate across the board - from history, to politics, to economics. Many, indeed, managed to get their 'Magnum cum laudes' - by sheer dint of the benefits of grade inflation over the past 40 years. Much of which I attribute to the egregious feedback mechanism known as 'Teacher Evaluations' whereby teachers are essentially blackmailed into giving grades no lower than C.
Then there's the fact that many of these new grads, rather than emerging as independents in a true sense, have been tethered to their parents via texting, emails or phone calls for most of their college experience. Hell, many helicopter parents have even bragged on intervening to try to assist Junior or Missy receiving a higher grade in Physics by emailing the prof directly. This is shit that was unheard of back in the 60s where we prided ourselves on never having to call home ....and being exposed as weenies. And if we had a matter to settle on grades, we took it directly to the profs, and didn't let Mom do it for us.
So yes, it was gratifying to see them getting called out and being properly brought back to Earth. A few examples:
David McCullough, Jr., the son of Pulitzer prize-winning historian David McCullough, addressed graduates of
And so long as we continue to allow those with warlike natures, dispositions to appropriate most of our precious resources, I daresay our remaining time on this orb might come to a close sooner than most of us believe.