13 ways of looking at a bureaucrat V: the beauty of the bureaucrat

V I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling Or just after. Wallace Stevens, 13 ways of looking at a blackbird The idea that there is beauty in the acts of a bureaucrat may seem a shocking idea. Querulous. Contrary. Quixotic. Are not bureaucrats... Continue Reading →

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13 ways of looking at bureaucrat IV: in unity is death.

A man and a woman Are one. A man and a woman and a blackbird Are one. Wallace Stevens, 13 ways of looking at a blackbird, stanza IV The supreme fiction of government is the unity of politics and administration. This fiction is told through many conceits and many variations. Sam Finer's glorious achievement, his... Continue Reading →

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