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What Has Harvard Ever Done For Us?

Social media in India seems to be full of people who feel that Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. is full of empty suits and emptier heads who have never contributed anything but fancy words to the welfare of humankind. Since much of this ire is probably directed at Harvard Business School, it would be important to point out that Harvard is not just a trade school, but they also teach and carry on research in the pure sciences and in applied sciences and engineering. It also has a fairly well known Medical School.

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Give It Up!

“Give It Up!” (German: “Gibs auf!”), written by Franz Kafka between 1917 and 1923, first appeared in Beschreibung eines Kampfes (1936, Description of a Struggle, translated 1958). See here.

It was very early in the morning, the streets clean and deserted, I was on my way to the station. As I compared the tower clock with my watch I realized it was much later than I had thought and that I had to hurry; the shock of this discovery made me feel uncertain of the way, I wasn’t very well acquainted with the town as yet; fortunately, there was a policeman at hand, I ran to him and breathlessly asked him the way. He smiled and said:

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