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American Sage

The opinions of Louis D. Brandeis are more evocative and relevant than ever, 100 years after his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Illustration by Peter Strain

Saigon Sayonara

South Vietnam’s fall was both surreal and searing, says a State Department vet caught in that maelstrom four decades ago.

The Souls of Rich Black Folk

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Margo Jefferson ’68 grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a hidden world of African-American influence. Spurned by whites and unlike most blacks, she’s spent her life figuring out her identity, most recently in a critically acclaimed memoir.

The Brandeis Questionnaire

Veteran PBS journalist Paul Solman '66 finds entertaining ways to tell complex business stories to just about anyone.