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Carter's People


By Paul M. Barrett

Ronald Reagan is dangerous, John B. Anderson is out of it, and Jimmy Carter hasn't really been all that bad--a group of professors from Harvard and MIT fused these three conclusions into a belated endorsement of the president this week, urging all uncommitted voters to pull the lever for Jimmy Carter.

John Kenneth Galbraith, Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus, Samuel P. Huntington, Thomson Professor of Government, and Richard E. Neustadt, Littauer Professor of Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government, joined 16 of their colleagues in condemning Reagan's policies as "potentially damaging to the future conduct of the nation's affairs both at home and abroad."

They condemned the former California governor's stances on the SALT II treaty, relations with China and Taiwan, U.S. Supreme Court appointments and the national economy, among other issues.

"It's not an endorsement by default; we must make choices from those who are nominated," said Hale Champion, executive dean of the K-School, and the organizer of the endorsement.

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