German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke at Harvard’s commencement ceremonies. She was eloquent and spoke to our dearest values and ideals, exactly what we hope to hear from the leader of the West, which we called “the Free World.” That used to be the President of the United States. No longer. Our president is an isolationist who treats our allies with contempt and showers love on dictators.

Angela Merkel is now the leader of the West.

She offers important lessons.

Most important for all of us right now to hear: Nothing terrible lasts forever.

It is up to us to restore our path towards a better world.

This is an inspiring, moving speech. Please watch and listen.