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Pierce Gibson, S.J., is a Jesuit scholastic studying classics at Columbia University in New York City.

George H.W. Bush on Dec. 18, 1970, shortly after he was appointed as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.  (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)
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Pierce Gibson, S.J.
George Herbert Walker Bush was part of a now-vanished ruling class whose motto was “to whom much has been given, much will be expected.”