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Nash’s Law of Iraq

What is ironic about the situation in Iraq is that the mound of reasonable, conflicting suggestions is more plentiful than snow on the Great Lawn. Anyone with an absolute answer does not truly grasp the situation. Thus, amidst this pandemonium, how can we separate valid opinions from spurious ones? The theory of Nash equilibrium seems…

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Rallying Public Opinion

“Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Bush’s war has got to go!” The clamor of helicopters circling overhead and police sirens screeching along the roads provided a striking contrast to the boisterous chants of the protesters swarming the streets. This past Saturday, men, women, and children congregated in peaceful protest from 49th Street to 75th Street along…

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A Place for Conservatives

The goal of any educational enterprise is to provoke intelligence and to help students strive towards their goals, both as individuals and as scholars. As the best of the best, Phillips Academy is the poster child of the independent school family, giving children from all corners of the globe the opportunity to make a difference….

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Red Alert

So my mother’s been sending me e-mails all about how I should be especially, especially careful about handling my hate mail this week. Yes, I have actually received hate mail – for being Jewish, not for “pissing-off people,” silly. My mother’s concerned because the country is now on Orange Alert, which the friendly website www.whitehouse.gov…

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Letters to The Editor

To the Editor: In his February 14 letter to the Editor, Michael Scharf ’60 takes aim at the Trustees of Phillips Academy for what he characterizes as a poor performance of the academy’s endowment relative to other institutions. Mr. Scharf is misinformed, not only about the performance of the Academy’s endowment, but also about how…

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