I’m not really sure what to make of this. The makeup of Harvard’s schools and college is, in itself, the upper .001 percent in fact or in waiting. But in any coherent group, there will be those who, by ability, giftedness, natural attributes, or material wealth, set themselves off and above their fellows into more “exclusive” groups.
I have no doubt that even within the elusive Section X there is a small group of ultra-wealthy, ultra-partying students who are regarded with admiration, envy, and lust by their fellow X-ers. Maybe sub-section X to the ninth power or something.
What I find moderately amusing about all of this is that all Harvard students are, in some way or other, being trained to manage wealth and power as members of the highest of classes. And most of them, like Al Gore, will spend their monied lives claiming that their only concern is the middle class. Well, except for being forced to live the like the middle classes do.
That would be for the little people.