That ban lasted thirty years until Emerson's world-wide fame as a titanic lecturer and thinker shamed Harvard into welcoming him back into its crimson fold.
Now the scandal has metastasized, into a Harvardgate, with the revelation reported in this morning's New York Times that the Harvard administration has searched the emails of those same deans/lecturers to try to identify the Julian Assange (or Bradley Manning) among them.
O my Transcendentalist God!
Is the world so confused that the highest members of its own Academy must dishonor the Academy to save their own face?
Two negatives do make a positive in algebra, but we are not doing algebra here:
It's as simple as kindergarten even at Harvard: two wrongs do not make a right