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Harvard Professor Exploring Run for Governor of Massachusetts

Harvard Professor Exploring Run for Governor of Massachusetts

“has swiftly risen in the University’s ranks since she joined Harvard’s faculty in 2016”

Do you remember that quote from William F. Buckley about preferring to be governed by the first 200 people in the Boston phone book than by the faculty at Harvard? It still applies.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Harvard Professor Danielle Allen ‘Exploring’ Candidacy for Massachusetts Governor in 2022

University Professor Danielle S. Allen is exploring entering the 2022 race for governor of Massachusetts, she tweeted Monday.

“It’s time to lay a new and fair foundation for #OurCommonwealth,” she wrote. “With the right infrastructure beneath our feet, we can create a brighter future together. That’s why I’m exploring a run for Governor of Massachusetts.”

According to Allen’s campaign website, she plans to focus her platform on achieving “a fair and flourishing economy,” “educational excellence,” and “sustainability.” Her beliefs in justice, a foundation of health, and democratic innovation will also shape her possible candidacy.

Allen, who is a political theorist, has swiftly risen in the University’s ranks since she joined Harvard’s faculty in 2016. Just one year and a half after joining the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, then-President Drew G. Faust selected Allen as a University professor — the highest honor a professor can receive.

Earlier this year, Allen was named the 2020 recipient of the Kluge Prize from the Library of Congress, an international award for scholarly achievement in disciplines not covered by the Nobel Prize.

Allen — who holds Ph.D.s from the University of Cambridge and Harvard University — serves as Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. Her academic work has focused on democratic theory and the history of political thought.


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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | December 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

“Now the state can be as Racist and Crooked as Harvard!!!!!!”

Can’t be any worse than Charlie Baker

And she’ll win, because ✅ Democrat, ✅ Communist, ✅ Plumbing, ✅ Skin color.

It recalls William F. Buckley’s comment that he’d prefer to be governed by the first 535 people in the Boston phone directory than by the faculty of Harvard.

Of course, Buckley was a Yalie, so he *would* say that. 🙂

Risen quickly up the ranks of a worthless field. Poly Sci…what a joke, the art and science of being a charismatic liar (or just a rich/bought mouthpiece).

Years ago I had a guy brag about getting his doctorate in philosophy. I told him he should have gone for a doctorate in a STEM field so he could provide the world with a product or service that was both valuable and tangible. The response was simultaneously dramatic, ugly, and quite satisfying.