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How do we remember Boris? Let us count the ways. What is salient for some hundreds or thousands is the memory of his inspired teaching, a memory I share from his tax classes fifty-four years ago, including the humor: "I am, at heart," he said, "a ham." An even larger audience stands in awe (as I do) of the monumental written output that made Boris the First Lord of American tax scholars. Here, let us count other ways, other Bittker virtues, crudely summed up under the headings of independence and citizenship.

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