Samuel Huntington passed away this week. I have been reading his obituaries with great interest. I was familiar with his ideas, but not with his life story.
Born in New York City on April 18, 1927, the son of a journalist and a writer, Samuel Phillips Huntington attended Stuyvesant High School, graduated from Yale at 18, served briefly in the Army, did graduate work at the University of Chicago and Harvard, and began teaching government at Harvard when he was 23.
Ugh. I'm such a failure.