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Chelsea Manning: What Was Harvard Thinking?

Manning isn’t the Kennedy School’s only questionable appointment

The Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School announced on Wednesday that it was inviting Chelsea E. Manning–who disseminated almost 750,000 secret American government cables and documents about Iraq to Wikileaks and spent seven years in prison before her sentence was commuted by President Obama–to become a visiting…

Then, on Friday, it rescinded the invitation.

Manin 1aThe school’s dean, Douglas W. Elmendorf, issued a broadly worded statement.

He indicated that, on the one hand, he continued to believe the…

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