In implementing the ideas of the JFK administration:
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardner, Secretary of Health Education and Welfare under JFK and author of “Excellence.”
They’ve taken the highest paid person in the department and turned him/her into a data entry clerk.
Beware the leveling impulse.
His Majesty: “But you’ve leveled whole worlds.”
Not me. Tarkin. The man was insane.