Education: Jag

A depraved poet once pointed out that all men kill the thing they love, some with a sword, some with a word. Last week Joseph Carson, Jr., who had loved knowledge but found more of it in the head of his friend than in his own, tried to kill knowledge with his fists, with a shoe, with a dressing gown and a milk bottle.

When Joseph Carson Jr., a mild-mannered boy whose parents live in Manhattan, was voted "most brilliant" and "most intellectual" by his classmates ('21) at Princeton University, few who voted for...

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