Professors: He Wrote the Textbook

Some real-life professors fall into their jobs as neatly as Rex Harrison became Professor 'Iggins. For a political scientist there is no better post than running the new Kennedy institute at Harvard, where politicians and scholars will meet to discuss the theory and exercise of power. Last week it found its 'Iggins. Harvard's President Nathan Pusey gave the job to Columbia Professor Richard Neustadt, 45, who has thought a great deal about intellect and politics.

How to Be On Top. In his book Presidential Power, Neustadt explored "the classic problem of the man on top in any political system:...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!