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2007 Jefferson Lecturer, Harvey Mansfield
Wit and insight are trademarks of Mansfield's scholarship and teaching style.
Excerpts from the writings of Harvey Mansfield.
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Michigan's Jan Fedewa works to tell the state's stories.
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