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Put Your Breast Foot Forward

As an English major and word-monger I was aghast when the my eyes skimmed over “Beauty and the Breast,” Glamour

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Gulf Oil, By the Numbers

Since Sept. 11, a number of people, from both the right and the left, have suggested that the U.S. reduce

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Citizen or CEO? Community or Corporation?

Is Harvard a company just like GM? Many of us would be dismayed by such a conception: students as consumers,

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Debt Relief, Global Poverty and Larry Summers

(Warning to readers: the following columns opens with an over-the-top name drop. Forgive me. It does help the story.) t

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Winning the War on Censorship

The war goes on. It is “every day, every night,” as President George W. Bush said, “unrelentingly.” Only we hear

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Our Town

Have you ever noticed that everything in Cambridge is just a little bit off? Hailing as I do from New

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Imagination Overdrive

Before Sept. 11, 2001 it was hard enough to pile down the jetway into the belly of a preposterous flying

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From Hypocrisy to Humanity

Others have been touched by American flags. By candlelight vigils in New York City and peace rallies on Widener steps.

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Pathological Progressivism

Most everyone at Harvard slaves and sweats over the social cause of their choice: “Ten dollars an hour!” “Color-blind love!”

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Space to Slow Down

This summer, Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis ’68 sent each of us a letter entitled “Slow down: Getting

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What We Should Have Done

As America moves from shock, to grief, to revenge, there is an ever-increasing onus on our leaders and experts to

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Cells and Cigs

The cell phone, that nifty digital clamshell, has conquered campus. Where once you permanently stowed it in the AC-adapter cradle

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A Moment to Stop and Reflect

On Monday, September 4th, I sat in my economy class seat on a plane headed to Providence, Rhode Island. I

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In Praise of the Big Dig

Last week in this newspaper I suggested that an appropriate response to Sept. 11 would be a massive development program

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Operation Infinitely Invisible

Whatever happened to Operation Infinite Justice? When President George W. Bush spoke last week his vague rhetoric was acceptable, because

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