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Memories and Observations

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Seen In A Mall in Budapest

My last day in Budapest, walking through this Mall, I was taken aback to see J. Press. [caption id="attachment_15727" align="alignnone" width="1032"] J. Press Store, in West End Mall, Budapest, Hungary[/caption] Now it sells athletic wear.  Ha...

Woodward Report at 50: Free Speech At Yale

Like many alums, I was mortified by the 2015 screamfest involving Nicholas Christakis, a respected professor at Yale, as memorialized on YouTube.  Professor Christakis was forced to defend the public expression of an opinion by his spouse, herse...

1947: Where Now Begins

For most of us 1947 is a very important year.  After all we were born during those 12 months.  (For those of you born a year or two before or after, this is still relevant.)  The approximately 70 years of life we are currently reflecting on starte...

Review: Adam Van Doren’s The Stones of Yale

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A Memory of William Sloan Coffin

Note From ClassBook Editor Carney Mimms:  My good friend, Nick Levitin, wrote this lovely tribute about Reverend Coffin.  It doesn’t really fit in the ClassBook, but it’s so heartfelt that I wanted to share it. A Memory of William Sloan Coff...

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[1] The inaugural post in this section — Jim Sleeper’s profile of Tom Wolfe (Yale Ph.D, American Studies, ’57) — falls in that latter category; it’s not exactly connected to our Yale, although many of us loved many of Wolfe’s books.

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