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Russell K. Nieli is a lecturer in Princeton University’s politics department. Author of an important study of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, he has written numerous articles on public policy topics and edited an anthology of writings on affirmative action. Nieli graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1970, and taught at several colleges before returning to Princeton. He is the author of two papers published by the Pope Center:“The Decline and Revival of Liberal Learning at Duke: The Focus and Gerst Programs” in March 2007 and, in August 2007, “From Christian Gentleman to Bewildered Seeker.”