May 12, 2005

WFB Review

William F. Buckley reviews Ross Duthat's book "Privilege" about Harvard:
His fine coda tells of the author’s sensitivity and the range of his concern.
“I hope, in the end, that I love Harvard as we should love the world: not because it is good (it is not) but because there is good in it, and things worth fighting for. Perhaps the rest will pass away, until in my memory and the memory of my classmates only the best remains, the beauty of the place and the promise of greatness, a promise that went unfulfilled in my four years but endures nonetheless — as if around another corner, through another ivied gate, there waits the university of our imagination, the Harvard of our unrequited dreams."

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