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Time, Once Again, for Alpha College

November 1, 2015

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In last week’s column I lamented the state of knowledge in the country. I promised to propose a fix. This is it. We need to reexamine closely the values and ethics which gave this country its distinctive character. And then, before the collective memory of those attributes fades away into some corner of our memory, […]

Reclaiming Our Heritage: An Alpha College to Face the Future

October 11, 2011

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Not too long ago we went through the cumbersome exercise of reviewing faculty files for retention, tenure and promotion in my area at the university. At the center of this painful activity was the preparation of immense binders that could double as weights at the student recreation center. These are filled with proof that the […]

Old College for the Future

April 27, 2010

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We need to reexamine closely the values and ethics which gave this country its distinctive character. And then, before the collective memory of those attributes fades away into some corner of our memory, a footnote—like the fall of the Roman Empire—to appear occasionally on history tests, then we need to recapture that spirit and bring […]