THE PRESIDENCY: Power Politics

It cannot be said too strongly that casual, offhand remarks at a press conference are the worst possible way to deal with matters of such great moment. These are things to be done carefully and thoroughly . . . not things to be tossed off in this fashion. Mr. Roosevelt is indulging in a petty vanity, which is that he is very smart. . . . Mr. Churchill, who has as good a brain as Mr. Roosevelt, does not do it, and President Wilson did not do it. . . . If the...

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