January/February 2013

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Associate professor of history Priya Satia has long documented the failures of policy makers to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors in matters of warfare and counterterrorism. In a recent analysis she discusses the U.S. drone program and its implications for American democracy and ethics.

Twelve years ago, David Chase, MA ’01, creator of the blockbuster TV series The Sopranos, told Stanford: “Like most things in my professional life, this whole thing was undertaken with the hope that it would get me into features.” Fast forward to December 21, 2012, when the hope was fulfilled with Paramount’s release of Chase’s first feature film, Not Fade Away.

Greg Smith, ’01, turned heads globally last March when he resigned from Goldman Sachs and wrote a scathing op-ed about the investment bank in the New York Times. Now Smith has published an in-depth insider’s view in Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story (Grand Central Publishing).

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