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Nathan Harden

Wow. That’s all I can say after reading Nathan Harden’s dispatches from Yale.

Harden is not just a writer. He’s also a musician. If you’ve enjoyed his posts on Phi Beta Cons, try his songs on MySpace.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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