What Larry Summers Got Right

Many women do resist the 80-hour workweek. The problem is men who don't

I was all set to have my regular chat on the phone last week with my 19-year-old niece Chloe, a sophomore at Harvard, when I got an e-mail from her asking if we could reschedule. She was so busy with schoolwork, she said in her message, that she couldn't spare any time to talk with her dear aunt for the rest of the week.

A few days later came the full transcript of the notorious remarks by the president of her university, Lawrence Summers, who evidently has no shortage of theories about women and achievement. The document confirmed what Summers had...

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