'Hired to kick some Harvard butt':
OK, last post for now on Harvard: James Traub
, a Summers admirer, explores Larry's quirky management style and, convincingly, compares his situation to Tina Brown's takeover of the New Yorker magazine. Traub's conclusion:
"I, for one, will miss Summers, since university presidents who have something to say that is worth hearing are as rare as hen's teeth. And I worry that an emboldened faculty will push the Harvard Corporation to choose as his successor the reincarnation of Neil Rudenstine. Summers had a worthy cause; I hope he hasn't wound up discrediting it." ... We already have the resurrection of Derek Bok. A reincarnation of Neil Rudenstine may not be far behind. ...