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May 16, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 12

Reservation experiences

In response to: Reading Room: David Treuer ’92


Published in the May 16, 2012 issue

It was good to read about David Treuer ’92 and his book (Alumni Scene, April 4). Having served Native Americans in Maine and New Mexico, it was of great interest. I also like Blood and Thunder! I’ve written a memoir including our Native American experiences, Ride the Wind. It...

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Taking risks for race relations


Published in the May 16, 2012 issue

It can be argued that the seeds of the current Princeton Prize in Race Relations were sewn in the early 1960s by the efforts of John F. Kennedy ’39, John Doar ’44, and Nicholas Katzenbach ’43 to ensure the desegregation of Southern universities. Few remember the risks,...

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The lesson Italy provides

In response to: A Moment With...


Published in the May 16, 2012 issue

Professor Maurizio Viroli says that “Italians have never been good at defending their own liberties because Italians are extremely hostile to the rule of law and to the idea of civic duties. They think those are only good for fools and idiots” (A Moment With, Feb. 8). There’s...

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Fox and the Ghost Army

In response to: Freddy Fox goes to war


Published in the May 16, 2012 issue

What a delight to read about Fred Fox ’39 (cover story, March 21). I heard of him as an undergraduate and later from a member of the 1981 football team — Fox was evidently an enthusiastic football supporter and attended every practice. The exploits of the “Ghost Army” were...

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Science, purpose, meaning

In response to: Truth-seekers on campus


Published in the May 16, 2012 issue

To continue the discussion about “truth-seekers on campus” (letters, March 21): Descartes launched modern philosophy and the scientific method with an assertion that man could reach the truth through his own reason and logic. We are all aware of the tremendous benefits this ...

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