Blogging the Bookshelf

Blogging my bookshelf – one book at a time

Blogging the Bookshelf header image 2

The Gate Keeper – “Democracy, an American novel” – Henry Adams

July 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Means and Ends, Politics, Power, US Politics

He knew everybody and everything. He took most of the President’s visitors at once into his own hands and dismissed them with great rapidity. He knew what they wanted; he knew what recommendations were strong and what were weak; who was to be treated with deference and who was to be sent away abruptly; where a blunt refusal was safe, and where a pledge was allowable.

Tags:

No Comments so far ↓

Like gas stations in rural Texas after 10 pm, comments are closed.