Since Amherst began, the College has developed two traditions — distinct from each other but both integral to the school’s character. One is a tradition of social reform, the other a tradition of cultural exclusion. The first embodies the sort of progressive ideals we try to instill in modern Americans,
In his response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin intoned ominously that unless America put its fiscal house in order, we would face the harsh austerity measures currently in vogue in Europe. “You want those austerity measures!” A friend of mine exclaimed.