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Vol. 112, No. 10

Inbox 2011-2012

Questioning ‘verbal commitments’

In response to: EXTRA POINT: Recruited athletes and other unmentionables

By PAM PHILLIPS TORREY ’83

Posted on Aug. 22, 2012

I have been meaning to comment on the article in the March 21 issue by Merrell Noden ’78 (sports), and was reminded to do so after reading an article in The Portland Press Herald. The article was about lacrosse player on the Cape Elizabeth High School team. She is junior...

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The P-rade spectacle

In response to: Get out the orange and black

By GUY K. STEWART JR. ’62

Posted on Aug. 22, 2012

The “idea balloon” on page 47 (Alumni Scene) of the May 16 issue prompted this letter. In my novel, The Spies from Princeton, I have a description of the P-rade, which may amuse you – and perhaps other alumni. Stacia and I do high school recruiting for Princeton, and when young...

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Philosophy? No, social science

In response to: Philosophy tests

By STEPHEN E. SILVER ’58

Posted on Aug. 22, 2012

Although I am glad to see philosophy becoming less arcane and more down-to-earth, I have misgivings about the so-called “experimental philosophy” (cover story, May 16). Of course, it is interesting to know how people stand on particular moral issues, and to what extent we...

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A response to letters on Israel

In response to: The quest for Mideast peace

By MARK R. DISLER ’74

Posted on Aug. 22, 2012

Mideast complexities are difficult to elucidate in limited space, as the Denz ’10, McCutchen ’50, and Scudder ’63 letters demonstrate (Inbox, May 16). While Israeli policy has hardly been flawless, at least some of these correspondents’ distortions and mendacities should be...

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Look at historical facts

In response to: The quest for Mideast peace

By GERALD L. SHOWSTACK ’70

Posted on Aug. 22, 2012

Ken Scudder ’63 in his letter on “The quest for Mideast peace” (Inbox, May 16) is entitled to his myopia; I’m sure he comes it honestly. What is more troubling is his ignorance of historical fact. The U.N.’s 1947 partition plan was in fact accepted Israel and rejected...

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