Monica Lewinsky came up in a conversation at Half Sigma and I referred to her as a “pleasant airhead“.

Lewinsky somewhat recently got a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics, so perhaps I shouldn’t use the word “airhead” to describe her.

I don’t know much about the London School of Economics, but it was the school used in two political TV shows for opposite effect. The West Wing had Jed Bartlet as a student at the LSE before going on to win a Nobel Prize and become President of the United States. One gets the impression that he was a pretty bright guy and that the fact that he went to the London School of Economics is emblematic of that. I certainly got the impression that it was a pretty elite place.

Another fictional attendee of the LSE, however, is British Prime Minister Jim Hacker from Yes, (Prime) Minister. In that series the LSE was the butt of jokes. One imagines that if they were to have translated that series over to the US they would have use some state or directional school in its place.

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One Response to The LSE’s Famous Fictional Alumni

  1. Peter says:

    Mick Jagger attended the LSE for about a year.

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