The Battle of Princeton was arguably the turning point of the Revolutionary War, the first time George Washington beat Cornwallis, thanks to Washington’s personal bravery that from that time forward inspired the continental troops.
But now preservation of the battlefield is threatened. Not by a strip mall. Not by a theme park. But by the Institute of Advanced Study, a graduate research institution (close to, but independent of Princeton University) which wants to build faculty housing on the site for its Institute of Advanced Study. [Read more…]