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In the years of its rise, the movement little by little brought the community’s attitude toward the teacher around from respect and envy to resentment, from trust to fear and suspicion. […] By 1933 at least five of my ten [Nazi] friends (and I think six or seven) looked upon “intellectuals” as unreliable, and among these unreliables, upon academics as the most insidiously situated. They Thought They Were Free

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It was only three words in his 20-minute speech announcing his candidacy—“taught constitutional law.” But his students and colleagues at the University of Chicago say those words would make Barack Obama a different kind of president.

“It certainly is an advantage that he really knows the Constitution of the United States,” said Professor Cass Sunstein. “I don’t know if we have had a president that knows as much about the founding document as he does.” Professor Obama was a listener, students say, Sun-Times 2007-02-17

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