THEORY: David's Thesis

A sober, freethinking, world-minded citizen is hulking, 24-year-old David Rockefeller, fifth son of John D. Jr. He graduated from Harvard in 1936, went to England to attend the famed, leftish, Rockefeller-supported London School of Economics. Back in New York City he got a job at City Hall as one of Mayor La-Guardia's "interns" in city management, between times took courses at the University of Chicago, worked on a Ph.D. thesis. This week, the university released David's thesis to the public.

Its subject was "Unused Capital Resources and Waste." Its theme: to criticize...

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