School of Hard Knocks
What President Summers never learned about Harvard.
Correction, Feb. 23, 2005: This article originally and incorrectly identified Allston, Mass. as a town. In fact, it is part of the city of Boston. ( Return to corrected sentence.) It also incorrectly stated that Tina Brown left The New Yorker after five years as its editor—in fact, she stayed for six and a half years—and should have acknowledged the author's work relationship with her. ( Return to corrected paragraph.)
James Traub is at work on a book about Kofi Annan and the United Nations.
Photograph of Larry Summers by Douglas McFadd/Getty Images.