National Affairs: Men Around the Man

The phrase "Brain Trust" is happily dead, of overexertion. U. S. citizens tend more & more to think of their President as an independent, secretive, isolated individual existing in a near vacuum of his own making. Independent he is to a degree: he once said truly that only the President could speak for the President. Secretive he can be (about Third Term, for instance). But he is not isolated. Around him, on the pedestal where Presidents must live, are men on whom he relies. In seven years the make up of that group has...

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