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Oberlin College’s Legacy and the Need to Have Enemies

from The Wall Street Journal,

The school’s namesake and its founder would have differed on the crusade against Gibson’s bakery.

there exist two radically different Oberlins: the gloomy sectarian training ground inspired by Finney and the one that affirms modern learning, thought, music and art. The crusade against Gibson’s bakery is incompatible with the college of Millikan, Sperry and Hall. But if only in some uncanny and unconscious way, the attacks on Gibson’s recall Finney’s squinty-eyed hounding of enemies.

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