By Robert Penn Warren
"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Robert Penn Warren's story of ambition and tool set within the Depression–era South is largely thought of the best novel ever written approximately American politics.
All the King's males lines the increase and fall of demagogue Willie Stark, a fictional personality loosely in accordance with Governor Huey ""Kingfish"" lengthy of Louisiana. Stark starts off his political profession as an idealistic guy of the folks yet quickly turns into corrupted via luck and stuck among goals of carrier and an insatiable lust for strength, culminating in a singular that Sinclair Lewis suggested, at the book's unlock in 1946, "one of our few nationwide galleries of character."
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The real answer to efficiency, says Knapp, may lie internally. In other words, public agencies and services could provide the answer themselves by being allowed and encouraged to put their own house in order, rather than being forced to seek an independent contractor to build another and different house altogether. Perhaps the most significant evidence that Britain already has an arguably flourishing (though not necessarily entirely healthy) mixed economy of welfare is Knapp's observation that public support to the voluntary sector alone is now equivalent to at least 7 per cent of total central government expenditure on goods and services.
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All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren