The Corner

Re: The Joads

Jay –

When I was an exchange student in the Soviet Union in the 1970s we were asked to talk about our colleges back home in the US of A. A young woman was doing a very nice job, showing slides of ivy-covered gothic buildings somewhere in New England when all of a sudden our Russian colleagues began to buzz. “What was that?” they asked.

“What? This building? I told you it’s …”

“No, no behind the building!”

“Behind the buidling? Nothing. Just … the student parking lot.”

The crowd went wild. A student parking lot! Hundreds of cars! Students own them! End of show.

(I haven’t thought of this in years.)

Clifford D. May — Clifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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