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Oh, the places we’ll go!

As we prepare to depart for the winter, I am becoming increasingly weary of the bleak effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Even if it is a couple months too late to mark the occasion of… Read More...

To what do we owe the success of Halloween?

When the darkness descends on Oct. 31, one can imagine that the electric spirit of Halloween will alight with no less intensity than in years past. As an occasion that is among the most immersive… Read More...

Remembering “The General”

This past Wednesday marked the 130th anniversary of the birth of Dwight D. Eisenhower. His rise to the rank of five-star general officer and then President of the United States, along with the monumental extent… Read More...

The common virtue of Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter

On Oct. 1, Jimmy Carter turned 96 years of age. Carter, already the oldest-living former President on the occasion of his 95th birthday last year, continues to be in good health with his wife Rosalynn… Read More...

September memories of the American Revolution

It hardly needs saying that Brandeis attaches a special importance to history. On some profound level the university understands that, without history, the conditions of the present are without context and the safeguards of civilization… Read More...

To be born in the year of 9/11

One week ago, this country observed a solemn occasion of remembrance to mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11 calamity. Flags throughout America streamed from half-mast out of respect for the fallen, public schools… Read More...

Normalcy finds a way

In no year, even in wartime, has daily life on an American college campus been so thoroughly policed. The measures are, quite understandably, accepted with little protestation by a student body that is aware of… Read More...
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