Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Flashback 1953: Skull and Bones Member McGeorge Bundy Becomes Chairman of Harvard's Government Department With Only A Bachelors Degree

Harvard Gazette reports:
In 1949, McGeorge was appointed - without having ever taken any course in political science - a lecturer in the Department of Government; he taught U.S. foreign policy. In 1951, he received tenure, and published a defense of Dean Acheson's foreign policy, The Pattern of Responsibility. Bundy was a liberal Republican, shocked by conservative attacks on Acheson. He was made chairman of the Government Department in 1953.
As you can probably guess: your odds of being Chairman of Harvard's Government Department(in 1953) without a PH.D or ever never taken a political science class were 1 in 20 Million. The charmed life of being a Skull and Bones member.