National Affairs: THE BUREAUCRACY: Servant or Master?

Servant or Master?

Everybody knows about the Eisenhower Administration's struggles with members of Congress. Perhaps more important in the long run is a hidden struggle inside the executive branch of the Government. This is not the too-familiar rivalry between presidential appointees; the Eisenhower Administration, so far, has been remarkably free of high-level backbiting. The significant struggle is the quiet war of the President and his appointees to get control of the vast governmental machine, manned by civil servants (and military men) who operate under protective rules designed to keep them partially independent of their nominal bosses.

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