Georgia: Professor Rusk's Problem

For Dean Rusk, the past nine years have combined adversity and irony in uncommon measure. Never outspoken, he endured silently the taunts of John Kennedy's house intellectuals and the attacks of Lyndon Johnson's congressional opponents. Never wealthy, he suffered financially from his appointment as Secretary of State, struggling to meet a Cabinet officer's expenses while educating his children.

Unlike most high officials who leave the Government for well-paid positions in industry, academe or the professions, Rusk has even had trouble finding suitable employment. A Rockefeller Foundation fellowship has paid the bills since last January. He declines to indulge in the...

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