Dickens Put His Finger on Government Bureaucracy.(Charles Dickens novel Little Dorrit)(Brief Article)

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From: Insight on the News
Date: 20010813

One of this column's favorite satires about government bureaucracy comes from Chapter 10 of the Charles Dickens novel Little Dorrit. The chapter title is: "Containing the Whole Science of Government," and it includes the following:

"The Circumlocution Office was (as everybody knows without being told) the most important Department under Government. No public business of any kind could possibly be done at any time without the acquiescence of the Circumlocution Office. Its finger was in the largest public pie, and in the smallest public tart....

"This glorious establishment ...

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