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Born: 1916-08-06
Profession: Historian
Nation: American
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It is ironic that the United States should have been founded by intellectuals, for throughout most of our political history, the intellectual has been for the most part either an outsider, a servant or a scapegoat.

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A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism - a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.

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The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.

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