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George C. Marshall (third from right) talks with Harvard President James Bryant Conant on the steps of Widener Library during Harvard's Commencement in 1947. Henry Kissinger recalls the content of Marshall's 1947 Commencement address, which marked a historic departure in American foreign policy.

Reflections on the Marshall Plan

Henry Kissinger recalls when George C. Marshall, speaking at Harvard’s Commencement in 1947, extended America’s hand to a battered Europe, helping to create a stable postwar order

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History by degrees

In all shapes and sizes, diplomas of the 17th and 18th centuries provide glimpses of their eras

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O, hear the bells

Commencement marks a special tradition featuring the sweet sounds of Cambridge's bells

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