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The bad news is I’m old. The good news is I got to attend college in the ’70s – the height of the Cultural Revolution, a time of free love, drugs, rock ‘n roll, long hair, beads, Eastern religions, protests for peace.

And for a while, I was an exchange student in the Soviet Union where I drank vodka, smoked unfiltered cigarettes, played chess and stayed up late discussing politics, history and philosophy in whispers with dissidents in communal apartments.

So no, I didn’t manage to play Risk and read “Lord of the Rings.” But I’ll take Cornerites good advice that both are worthwhile to sample now, at a quieter time of life.

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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