The Presidency: Knowledge Is Power

The Presidency/Hugh Sidey

Not in a long while has so much knowledge led to so much power as it has with David Stockman, head of the Office of Management and Budget. The man with the mod-cut mop of hair, engaging smile and soft voice may be the greatest human repository of information on the U.S. Government now in Washington.

Stockman was lucky: he was in the right place and in the right party at the right time. But he had no special friendships or political connections to vault him to his prominence. He simply knew more than anyone else about how to...

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