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Watch What We Say

When the Massachusetts Hall sit-in began, the living wage quickly became the dominant question of campus politics. But since the

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Pointing Us Nowhere

One of the fringe benefits of being the president of a major university, one supposes, is that one no longer

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Those Frightful Partisans

Somebody should tell the propaganda bosses of the left that Halloween is over; maybe they would stop trying to terrify

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Indoctrinating, Not Educating

Two weeks ago, the students in Foreign Cultures 17, “Thought and Change in the Contemporary Middle East” watched a movie

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The Crisis That Wasn't

Last Sunday night as I sat in my room typing the next installment of my column, thinking of how dull

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Paved With Good Intentions

In war, what distinguishes the good guys from the bad? The bad guys take aim at the innocent and the

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Next Stop Wonderland

Two excellent movies about fantastical little worlds that exist just below the surface of our reality will be playing simultaneously

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What You Can Do For the World

Some historians speculate that the Cold War contributed to the rise of the Civil Rights Movement. During the Cold War,

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United We Remember

This past Sunday was the annual New York City Marathon. As helicopters flew overhead and police barricaded street corners, painful

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Well Suited for the Job

It’s recruiting season and I too have found myself the possessor of magical slips of paper promising fame, fortune and

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Meme Wars

Richard Dawkins is my hero. I read his opus The Selfish Gene in high school and it rocked my world.

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The New World Order

There’s been an awful lot of bad news recently. The war in Afghanistan isn’t going particularly well, the FBI has

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The Harvard Syndrome

Last winter, I had dinner with my parents and two of my roommates at Legal Seafood in Kendall Square. During

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The Silence That Kills

As a display of faithful dedication, the document is inspiring. It contains injunctions to pray continuously, exhortations to purify one’s

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The Death of Debauchery

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts—The Winthrop House Masters, tutors and House Committee have canceled this year’s “Debauchery” party and replaced it with what

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