Roll of Honor

Both of the Washingtons were still growing last week—the Capital of politics, of lobbyists, bureaucracy, waste, inefficiency, greed, red tape, delay, confusion; and the other Washington, the center of a Government that is the world's biggest business, where decisions somehow get made and work somehow gets done.

War has sharpened the cleavage between the two capitals. The city and its confusion are endlessly multiplied: to faraway citizens, Washington looks and sounds like a madhouse. But the solid core has grown too: Washington now has more keen managerial talent than any other city in...

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