As seniors at Mahopac (N.Y.) High School in 1990, all students in Mr. Eric Height's honors English class were asked to write a 20- to 30-page thesis on a subject deemed significant to the world's well-being.
Jonathan Powell, my best friend, waxed on the rise of Federalism.
Daiji Takamori, the smart kid two rows up, examined early-19th century presidencies.
Melissa Kounine covered Susan B. Anthony. Jon Kozak looked into Einstein's more obscure theories. Scott Choy argued for the ...