Young, African American, and rich, Buddy Fletcher was a dream alumnus for Harvard. And then his whole world came tumbling down.
America’s most famous family will do whatever is necessary to shut down media portrayals it objects to. Just look at what happened to my book.
Suddenly, unthinkably, the World’s Richest University ﬁnds itself forced to reconsider what it can afford to be. (Losing $11 billion will do that.) But if its president has a master plan for leading the school out of its ﬁnancial crisis—other than letting Larry Summers take the blame—she’s keeping it to herself.
Can Drew Gilpin Faust take the faculty’s heat?
The Crimson Coup
In January of 1991, economist Lawrence Summers took a leave from his Harvard professorship and moved to Washington to work for the World Bank. His job was to create economic plans for countries in need of aid. It was a…