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history class

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It was the first day of school and a new student named Pedro Martinez, the son of a Mexican restaurateur,entered the fourth grade. The teacher said, “Let’s begin by reviewing some American history. “Who said ‘Give me Liberty, or give me Death?’ ” She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Pedro, who had […]

Our crazy language (by an English teacher) — thanks to who emailed this to me

April 20, 2006

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In Defense of Secrets

April 20, 2006

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So much for the ideal of openess: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/16/books/review/16harris.html