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Here's Looking at Euclid

Why geometry matters in the life of the mind.

Feb 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 22 • By DAVID GUASPARI
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No matter: “The Euclidean academy . . . confers a form of immortality on its academicians. It is the immortality in having participated in one of the arts of civilization.”

David Guaspari is a writer in Ithaca, N.Y.