The Administration: Foil for the Critics

Robert Strange McNamara's many critics charge, among other things, that he is stiff-necked, highhanded and deficient in humor. On the last count, at least, the Secretary of Defense recently refuted his detractors. In rueful acknowledgment of his much criticized role in forcing the aluminum industry to rescind its price increases, McNamara showed up at a Washington party wearing a hat fashioned of aluminum foil. It bore the legend "Join Alcoa."

Back to Edsels. To a less robust spirit, a job in private industry might seem preferable to the contention that swirls around McNamara. Editorial writers and columnists in recent weeks...

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