White-haired activists shift in their chairs, whispering about the upcoming decision.
“People just come in — sometimes not to buy anything,” explains Thomas J. Furrier, owner of Cambridge Typewriter Company. “They love typewriters — to talk about them, try them.”
As the museum’s current deputy director and curator, Joseph A. Greene, notes, “the more interesting story here is the story of the story, not the story itself.” In the decades since the bombing of the Harvard Semitic Museum, the specifics have faded. “The facts about the event itself … get a bit lost in all the mythology,” Greene says. “That’s what I mean about the story of the story.”
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