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Race to Somewhere

An open letter to my students at Harvard: Some of you are upset with me for writing a piece at Cognoscenti in which I questioned the value of our punishing, sometimes brutalizing “race to the top” admissions process to elite … Continue reading

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Flight of Imagination

I had dinner with a British acquaintance many years ago who demanded to know –  after putting back several drinks – “why such stupid people can be so successful.” Nobody could work out how Americans could be so successful, he told … Continue reading

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