David Beffert’s letter about Larry Summers is spot on (“ Who knew the elite were quite so disconnected? ”, October 10). As a longtime Harvard professor and emeritus president, he may not have noticed that Radcliffe College (now merged with Harvard) and many iconic Harvard museums and athletic grounds, including the site of the Harvard Business School, plus Boston’s Symphony Hall, were gifts of donors who made their money in “flyover states” that he has only now discovered.

Welcome to America, Professor.

T R Murphy
Bethesda, MD, US
AB, Harvard College; JD, University of Michigan

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