Posted tagged ‘Devilishness’

Who Knew Harvard Had a Soul to Sell? (Random Brain Bubbles edition)

May 3, 2011

Indulging in my waiting-for-the-shower-to-warm-up email habit (twelve steps are not enough), this subject line caught my eye:

Faust delivers Jefferson Lecture

Oh!  The possibilities!

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Alas, it turned out to be a story about Harvard President Drew Faust, a Civil War historian, talking about writers and war.

But still, it got me thinking.  Pairs of leased souls (or sweet ones, I guess)  and American leaders.  Say, for example:

Iago delivers the Cheney Lecture.

Don Draper delivers the Bush II Lecture.

B. Bunny delivers the Carter lecture*

…and so on.  Have at it.

*Sorry — I have great admiration for both President and ex-President Carter.  But even low humor has its own muse.

Image:  Margaret Hofheinz-Döring, Witch and Mephisto (illustration to Faust I) (2.Serie), 1960