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Dr. Wright

Northwestern U. had planned to give Jeremiah Wright an honorary degree in June, but it has just revoked the offer on account of the “controversy” surrounding him. That’s a good decision, but it begs a question: Why on earth did Northwestern decide to give Wright an honorary degree in the first place?

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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