a snappy quote, not in YBQ

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Fri Sep 13 16:13:06 UTC 2013

I throw this out among you, rather in the spirit of one tossing a pilchard
toward a rock full of seals.

>From the New Yorker, September 9, 2013, p. 67, col. 3, in a profile of John
Sexton, president of New York University.

He repeated a quote attributed to Daniel Patrick Moynihan: "If you want to
build a world-class city, build a great university and wait two hundred

George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much since then.

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