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The prestige of honorary degrees falls to record lows.

May 26, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 35 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN
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I hope that, in consolation, the morning of Northwestern University's commencement, someone tells this joke to Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Joseph Epstein is a contributing editor to
THE WEEKLY STANDARD. His Fred Astaire
will be published in September by the
Yale University Press.