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    issue 7 preview cover

    Dear Friends of The Point, Please join editors, writers and readers of The Point to celebrate the release of Issue 7 on Saturday, November 9th in Bridgeport (1200 West 35th Street, a couple of blocks west of Morgan). There will be live jazz, DJs, …

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    LETTER On Security “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” ESSAYS No Such Thing? Margaret Thatcher and the End of Society [Jonny Thakkar] Insofar as …

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    At the edge of a vast nothingness

    LETTER On Food “Nobody cares if you know about Mozart or Leonardo anymore, but you had better be able to discuss the difference between ganache and couverture.” ESSAYS A Plea for Human Food [Charles Comey] The fact that the most …

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    teacher

    Bill Ayers was a professor of education at the University of illinois at Chicago until 2010, and he has published several books on pedagogy, including Teaching Toward Freedom (2010) and To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher (2001). Before becoming …

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    | Spring, 2012
    Ayers

    Bill Ayers was a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago until 2010, and he has published several books on pedagogy, including Teaching Toward Freedom (2010) and To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher (2001). Before becoming …

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    | Fall, 2010
    mansfield

    Harvey C. Mansfield is a professor of government and political philosophy at Harvard, where he has taught since 1962. He is the author or translator of fifteen books, including The Spirit of Liberalism (1978) and A Student’s Guide to Political …

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    Point 5 cover clean

    Subscribe to issue 5 of The Point today–with essays on Oprah, Obama, Amy Chua, Jonathan Franzen, a symposium on the Left, an interview with Bill Ayers, a letter on Occupy Wall Street, reviews of The Bean, 9/11 Lit., small talk…

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    occupyideas

    Thanks to everyone who sent in Points this year—here were our five most popular based on page views: 1.) Point 47: What a supremely minor thing! A button that says “like.” But what other habit so minor, besides breathing, or …

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    Tribute-in-Light

    On September 11, 2001, just as I finished my breakfast, I received a call from a friend who knew I lived without a TV…

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