Education: In the Family

The Arab, dirty and wounded, lay on the road, victim of a hit-&-run driver. Bayard Dodge, a young American, was on his way home after weary hours of doling out food to starving Beirut factory workers. Famine had sharpened the Near East's normal indifference to death; of all those who passed the sufferer, only the American stopped. Dodge took one look at the man's body, saw that there was life in it, picked him up and drove him to a hospital.

In 35 years as a Near East teacher, which ended last week when he...

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