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  1. The passage you quoted from his letter is the reason I qualified my comparison to Roark with "might." I give him a pass on his false contrasting of nobility with selfishness, however, in consideration of the larger point he is making, that it's fine to focus on your education without embroiling yourself in political disputes that do not materially concern you, i.e. to act in your rational self-interest. In addition, one must consider that these are Berkeley students he is addressing, the majority of whom are probably altruists. His message would be less pragmatically effective if framed in ego
  2. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/17/berkeley-math-professor-alexander-coward-campus-battle Alexander Coward's surname could not be less apt: http://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2014-09-02/cal-lecturers-email-students-goes-viral-why-i-am-not This guy might be the Howard Roark of higher education.
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