Harvard Rules: Lawrence Summers and the Battle for the World's Most Powerful University

Harvard Rules: Lawrence Summers and the Battle for the World's Most Powerful University

Richard Bradley


It is the richest, so much influential, strongest college on the earth, yet at first of 2001, Harvard was once in concern. scholars complained Harvard schooling had grown mediocre. Professors charged that the college cared extra approximately cash than approximately studying. Harvard could have possessed a $19 billion endowment, yet had it misplaced its soul?

The contributors of Harvard's governing board knew they'd to behave. and they made a daring decide for Harvard's twenty-seventh president: former Treasury Secretary and highbrow prodigy economist Lawrence Summers.

Although famously superb, Summers was once a high-stakes gamble. within the Nineteen Nineties he had crafted American guidelines to stabilize the worldwide economic system, quietly turning into one of many world's strongest males. yet whereas many popular Summers, his critics referred to as him elitist, imperialist, and conceited past measure.

Today Larry Summers sits atop a school in a kingdom of upheaval, uncertain of what it stands for and the place it really is going. At stake is not only the way forward for Harvard collage but additionally the way Harvard scholars see the realm -- and the style during which they lead it. Written regardless of the university's reputable competition, Harvard Rules uncovers what relatively is going on in the back of Harvard's storied partitions -- the politics, intercourse, ambition, infighting, and intrigue that run rampant in the world's most vital university.

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