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Last respects for John Silber


Dr. John Silber was my nemesis: the Darth Vader to my Luke Skywalker, the Voldemort to my Harry Potter and the authoritarian university president to my anti-apartheid and free speech college self. There has been a great disturbance in the Force and I find myself surprisingly deeply moved by the loss of Dr. Silber.

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