The Administration: New Link

There is no rule of politics that says a U.S. President has to get along with the country's intellectual community. Few Presidents have done so, although most of them have tried—notably, Franklin Roosevelt with his Brain Trust, Kennedy with his White House stable of bright young Harvardmen. Even Lyndon Johnson sought to establish a rapport with the academic world. Last week that link was broken with the resignation of Dr. Eric F. Goldman, 51, who since 1964 had served the Administration as a part-time intellectual-in-residence. That raised a question: Would Johnson, whose appreciation of the intelligentsia is somewhat less...

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