CAREERS IN ELECTIVE GOVERNMENT by Robert V. Doyle

CAREERS IN ELECTIVE GOVERNMENT

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Doyle, author of Your Career in Interior Design, opens in a hypothetical classroom where the teacher, Mr. Corcoran, is ""observing the rare blossoms of a new generation unfold"" and continues with playbacks from interviews, summaries of other (we hope, more useful) books, and profuse testimonials--for example, ""Harry J. Parrish, mayor of the town of Manassas, Virginia, decries the thought of dishonesty in government, or private gain as a motive for seeking election."" Doyle also considers high school internship programs and staff positions--researcher, counsel, executive secretary, campaign manager--always maintaining a high ratio of rhetoric to usable information. Though come to think of it, the young person who can derive inspiration from such maxims as ""Knowledge is the purest ethic. Involvement leads to knowledge"" may be preparing for a future in politics after all.

Pub Date: April 12th, 1976
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Messner