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As a practicing attorney with a major firm, I always tried to be the gentleman. This was sometimes difficult, especially when dealing with opponents from NYC and Newark. Sadly, bad people, like bad money, drive out the good.
Higher education remains something of a bastion of civility even today. I'd like to see it stay that way. Fewer and fewer people seem to realize that what may appear to be a mere veneer is in fact the glue that holds society together on a day-to-day basis.