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Vince Foster, Race, and Davidson College Snowflakes

It seemed like a good idea. President Bill Clinton’s deputy White House Counsel, Vincent W. Foster, Jr., was a member of Davidson College’s graduating class of 1967. He is listed among the college’s notable alumni on its Wikipedia page. He died mysteriously, as you may recall, six months to the day after Clinton’s presidential inauguration, his body having been discovered lying behind a berm deep in a Civil War relic, Fort Marcy Park, off the George Washington Parkway across the Potomac River from the capital in Virginia. My article, “Open Letter to Davidson College President Carol Quillen on Corruption” deals primarily with that case.

One would think that the article might be of interest to my fellow graduates of the college. In fact, when I completed it in late November of last year, I had sent it, in addition to its title character, to a 1965 classmate mailing list that I had compiled from our 50th anniversary yearbook and to a selected current Davidson College faculty email list, which includes the entire history faculty, less the one who told me not to send her anything more after I had sent out “Vince Foster’s College Goes Full Woke.” I’m not sure how the more recent article was received, because I don’t recall getting a single response to it, not even a request to be taken off the mailing list.

I’m not sure how long the Fall/Winter 2020 edition of the Davidson Journal, our alumni magazine, had been lying on the end table by our family-room sofa before it finally caught my attention (My wife handles our mail.). When it did, a couple of weeks ago, I did what I usually do, which is to go straight to the class notes for 1965 to see what any classmates might have been up to. I seldom read anything else. At that point, I happened to notice the email address of our class secretary, and a light bulb flashed in my head. There’s an email address beside almost every class secretary’s name. Just like that, a new Davidson College mailing list was born.