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Allen Graubard; professor’s students reexamined beliefs

Allen Graubard knew the answer to so many questions about so many subjects that his students coined a nickname for him: “Information.”

“Allen was endlessly curious about everything,” said Christopher Jencks, the Malcolm Wiener professor of social policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. “He read everything, he remembered everything.”

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