Education: Last Class

One morning last week an elderly man with wispy white hair mounted his platform in a Columbia University classroom and began his lecture as if it were to be just like any other. He did not appear to notice that his audience, even larger than usual, had filled every seat and lined the walls. Professor Carlton J. H. Hayes spoke as he always spoke, bringing his course in modern European history up to the minute. Just before the warning bell sounded for the end of class, he had come to 1950. "And there," said...

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