Books: Org's Ogre

PARKINSON'S LAW (113 pp.)−C. Northcote Parkinson−Houghton Mifflin ($3).

In palmy days, Britain gave the world the dinner jacket, the sandwich, and the cricket bat. In this lesser epoch when a ride to the hounds has given way to the flight from the pound, the British imagination has turned wryly theoretical. From Stephen Potter issued the famed laws of lifemanship. Now, from an unlikely enclave of Empire known as the Raffles Chair of History at the University of Malaya in Singapore, Professor C. (for Cyril) Northcote Parkinson has produced a combination of Potter and the U.S.'s own William H. (The Organization Man)...

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