National Affairs: Vice Council

Thirty years ago there was between the Consular and Diplomatic services an impassable gulf. No nice sweet-sixteener would have fancied herself in the former, however graphically she might have pictured herself married to the latter.

The Consular consisted of men who had to make a living, who had to live on their official salaries. They got their jobs not by divine right, but in payment of services rendered to one politician or another. And then, knowing the value of a dollar, they gave the U. S., in exchange for their pay, good, honest work....

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