Ross G. Douthat

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The Final Column

Ever since my first Harvard spring, when I was still a bashful, beardless freshman, I’ve cultivated a passionate dislike for

The Enchanted World

Here is some useful wisdom: If you happen to be a God-fearing Harvard Christian, and you (like me) have a

Israel in Darkness

Human beings require hope, even in seasons of darkness. We survive on the belief that today’s nightmare will be redeemed

Learning to Love Garth Brooks

Two weeks ago, I earned my first-ever speeding ticket. It was an educational experience: I learned, for instance, that police

Albert Speer at Harvard

In 1937, as part of a program of academic exchange with German universities, Harvard named Albert Speer as a visiting

Suzanne Pomey's Harvard

Everyone has their own story about Suzanne M. Pomey ’02, the well-known Winthrop senior accused of stealing a hefty chunk

Let Us Now Praise Cornel West

There are many marvelous professors here at Harvard, many glittering luminaries of the academic world. But there is, alas, only

Send In the Clones

Last week, amid much fanfare, a company called Advanced Cell Technology announced that they had successfully cloned a human embryo.

Pointing Us Nowhere

One of the fringe benefits of being the president of a major university, one supposes, is that one no longer