The Incredible Bundy Brothers

Bundy again?

The Oligarch Kings

Picture from New York Times obituary October 7th 2000
from the original of April 18th 1968

The picture above, taken at the pinnacle of the sixties peak of American power, influence and prestige, shows William Bundy, seated at the high table of power.

Bundy is perhaps one of the few names of that generation of second rank power players that might still be remembered today.  Not that I am suggesting that second rank here is second rate by any means.  Bundy, and others then like Acheson et al, wielded power on levels undreamed of by similar second tier members of foreign countries, greater powers even than many premiers of other countries.

William certainly looks comfortable in the photograph, quite at home.  Which is exactly where he and generations of his family had felt themselves to be, at home seated at the political high tables of Washington.  William and his brother…

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