March 02, 2007

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (1917-2007)

From his obituary in yesterday's New York Times:
Young Arthur first attended public schools in Cambridge, but his parents lost faith in public education in his sophomore year after a civics teacher informed Arthur’s class that inhabitants of Albania were called Albinos and had white hair and pink eyes. He was shipped to the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.

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