Nation: Everybody's Catalyst

As he saw it, McGeorge Bundy's responsibility to two Presidents was to "get to the bare bones of the problem as cleanly and clearly as you could and state the alternatives as sharply as possible." In his 58 months as Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, Bundy generally succeeded. Part confidant, part cocklebur, he served principally as a top adviser on foreign policy to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. Last week Mac Bundy announced that he had accepted a $75,-000-a-year job as president of the Ford Foundation, starting March 1. He will...

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