Dukakis' Type of Place

The Kennedy School tries to make governing a science

Harvard University has given the country five Presidents, and Michael Dukakis might make six. After his humiliating 1978 defeat for a second term as Governor, Dukakis fled to the sanctuary offered by Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the university's newest professional school. When he regained the governorship four years later, he proclaimed that his second term would be a "test of what I have learned and what we try to teach at the school."

And so too would be a Dukakis presidency. The cool, detached Dukakis style is very much the Kennedy School style: both have been criticized for...

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