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Farley was a political manager of the twentieth century, of Eisenhower I believe,
and the method he invented for handling the personal relations of politics was as
revolutionary as the German invention of staff command was to warfare.
In a manner of speaking, he himself was the Expansionist Party, not merely its
most prominent leader but its political philosopher and greatest statesman.
Expansionism had hardly been more than a "Manifest Destiny" movement when
I discovered that both politics and economics could make engrossing reading;
those subjects had never been real to me before. The Emperor sent me flowers
from the royal greenhouse — or were they for me? Never mind. I loafed and
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What would you do if a politician's staff came to you and asked you to be the man's double for a few days because he had been kidnapped? Especially if you were an actor with an enormous ego? Would you ... Read full review
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Sure, there are Martians and Venerians and Outer Jovians, but the last two are never on stage and the first isn’t very alien. Sure, the story starts in Missouri (maybe) and goes to Mars and the Moon ... Read full review