Tuesday, July 07, 2009

When the past is less like a foreign country, more like a distant planet

When Robert McNamara, who died the other day at 93, left the services at the end of the Second World War, he wanted to take up a position as a Harvard professor. But he joined the Ford Motor Company instead. His wife was ill and he feared he would not be able to support her on a Harvard professor's salary.
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