Education: Father & Son

For 28 years, the U.S. has had a high old time sneering at George Babbitt—the bumptious bandersnatch businessman cartooned into being by Sinclair Lewis. He was the all-American philistine of the '20s. The '30s and '40s tried to kill him with scorn. But he was a tough old party, and now, it appears, he has a son & heir following firmly in his daddy's footsteps. In the current Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Poet-Historian Peter Viereck introduces "Gaylord" Babbitt,* old George's son.

Poet Viereck first noticed how common the new Babbittry had become when he...

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