A Personal Recollection of an Extraordinary Teacher, James Q. Wilson, 1931-2012 Open Access
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In 1977, as a second year student in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, I lived that nightmare of showing up for a final exam only to discover that something has gone inexplicably and horribly wrong. My professor was the political scientist James Q. Wilson, who died last Friday. The course was called, I think, “Bureaucracy,” although his famous book by that title would not be published for several more years.