Indulging in my waiting-for-the-shower-to-warm-up email habit (twelve steps are not enough), this subject line caught my eye:
Faust delivers Jefferson Lecture
Oh! The possibilities!
Alas, it turned out to be a story about Harvard President Drew Faust, a Civil War historian, talking about writers and war.
But still, it got me thinking. Pairs of leased souls (or sweet ones, I guess) and American leaders. Say, for example:
Iago delivers the Cheney Lecture.
Don Draper delivers the Bush II Lecture.
B. Bunny delivers the Carter lecture*
…and so on. Have at it.
*Sorry — I have great admiration for both President and ex-President Carter. But even low humor has its own muse.
Image: Margaret Hofheinz-Döring, Witch and Mephisto (illustration to Faust I) (2.Serie), 1960