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Daily Dose of Immortality

From Walter Jens’ history of the University of Tübingen: “In 1810 a student reported to the dean that a fellow student had saved him from drowning. The majority of the University Senate voted to award the Samaritan, but Chancellor Autenrieth … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

A letter today from Hans Schulz, a Marxist colleague at Vanderbilt, in response to a letter I sent him when I learned he is dying of cancer: . . . It’s been more than six weeks since I got your … Continue reading

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