The Administration: Progress Above Politics

Larry O'Brien, who made his name as an astute political strategist and for the past 17 months has been one of the most progress-minded Postmasters General in history, last week put progress above politics by urging that his department be reorganized from top to mail drop. In the process, he proposed the abolition of his own job.

Before a joint meeting of the Magazine Publishers Association and the American Society of Magazine Editors in Washington, O'Brien advocated a radically new setup under which 1) a government-owned corporation would replace the present Cabinet-level...

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