Daniel E. Herz-roiphe

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Commencement 2010

The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Lamont

The library and the community it sustains emerge in response to the central anxiety of Harvard life: the failure to measure up. Under Lamont’s 24-hour fluorescent lighting, no one need bear this ponderous burden alone.


Long Overdue

A club member argues that the system is simply incompatible with what final club members should—and in fact mostly do—believe about gender and justice.


The Prodigal Son Returns

It’s been a long winter for Tiger Woods. Maybe now the nation is ready to move past its moralism and into the light.


Whose Fault Is It?

Harvard’s social resources may not be on par with its academic offerings, but they’re not as shabby as many assume either.


Open Season

Logistical constraints make many club members skeptical about the prospect of such change, but if it ever came about, it would meaningfully alter the composition of the clubs and the way they are perceived by outsiders—something worth getting excited about.



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The Professor, the Policeman, and the President

The arrest of Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr. has quickly become the best-publicized case of disorderly conduct to hit Middlesex

A Tale of Two Alex-es

On a cold morning in the middle of February, the greatest baseball player of his generation faced the press in

Smoot, Hawley, and HUDS

Jingoism is in the air. You can smell it in the halls of Congress, where pandering politicians wax patriotic while


Emma M. Lind ’09 Editorial chair emeritus Forced to lower its dues because of the financial crisis, the Porcellian Club

The End of an Era

After having the House and Senate wrested from its clutching hands in 2006, on Tuesday night, the GOP was forced

The Second Coming

Recessions make their presence felt in myriad ways. Aside from the obvious fiscal consequences, the prospect of a global economic

Point/Counterpoint: Et In Our Stadia Ego

Point: Tempus fugit, memento mori April is the cruellest month, breeding the first signs of summer out of the dead


Now What?

Harvard and the privileged students who attend it are insulated from most global strife. Crises ranging from malaria in Africa,

The Show Must Go On

John McCain is all about putting country first. So while a lesser man might selfishly pursue individual accomplishment by continuing