13. What distinguishes the civilized man from the barbarian is not that he
      lacks passion, but that his passion is mingled with compassion. 
      –Arthur Lewis

 


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Sir W. Arthur Lewis was the James Madison Professor of Political Economy, specializing in the economics of developing nations, when he became the first African-American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Lewis dedicated his lifework to the expansion of economic and educationalopportunity.  He helped establish and then head the Caribbean Development Bank, held such positions as vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies and chancellor of the University of Guyana, and articulated his theories in profuse writings.  Lewis was knighted in 1963, the same year he came to Princeton.  When he died in 1991, he was buried on the grounds of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in his native St. Lucia.

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