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Ben Dunlap is the president of Wofford College, a liberal arts school in South Carolina. He received his PhD in English literature at Harvard. He was a dancer for four years with the Columbia City Ballet. He also is a writer-producer for a television show called The Renaissance. His many talents include poetry, opera, ballet, literature, and administration. He was a good friend of Sandor Teszler, whom he met at Wofford College.
(Erich)-> Note that his story involves personal, firsthand experience. This makes his word, to an extent, much more trustworthy than, say, a man who would be telling the story and had not experienced any part of it. We need to stress the importance of firsthand experience.