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The Tyranny of Good Intentions at U.S. Colleges
November 29, 2012
In 1902, journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote a book called “The Shame of the Cities.” At the time, Americans took pride in big cities, with their towering skyscrapers, productive factories and prominent cultural institutions...