Education: Chemist of Ideas

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Most Europeans and a good many Americans consider Harvard the No. i U.S. university. Just as many, and perhaps more, Americans think of it as an overripe berry patch full of arrogant and precious snobs. For every man who admires Harvard for producing an Emerson, a Holmes, a Henry Adams, a Henry James, a Franklin Roosevelt, there is at least another who agrees with the old gag: "You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can't tell him much."

This week, as the nation's colleges and universities were engulfed by the...

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