National Affairs: Under New Management

Readers of political fiction are well acquainted with the traditional figure of the Boss, especially the Boss in the field of municipal government. He is usually pictured with a red neck which hangs in folds over his collar. Across his paunchy stomach runs a heavy gold watch-chain. From his mouth protrudes a long, black stogy. By night he counts poker chips; by day he miscounts ballots. He has become the symbol of the U. S. civic misrule which caused the late James Bryce to say that municipal government has been the outstanding failure in...

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