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The Ghost in the White House   By: (1862-1944)

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THE GHOST IN THE WHITE HOUSE

SOME SUGGESTIONS AS TO HOW A HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE (WHO ARE SUPPOSED IN A VAGUE, HELPLESS WAY TO HAUNT THE WHITE HOUSE) CAN MAKE THEMSELVES FELT WITH A PRESIDENT HOW THEY CAN BACK HIM UP EXPRESS THEMSELVES TO HIM, BE EXPRESSED BY HIM, AND GET WHAT THEY WANT

By

GERALD STANLEY LEE

Author of "Crowds" and "Inspired Millionaires"

" The White House is haunted by a vague helpless abstraction, by a kind of ghost of the nation, called The People "

NEW YORK E. P. DUTTON & CO. 681 FIFTH AVENUE

Copyright, 1920 BY E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY

All Rights Reserved

First printing May, 1920

Printed in the United States of America

TO

JENNETTE LEE

Transcriber's Note: Chapter XXII in Book II was printed without a title.

CONTENTS

BOOK I

WHAT THE PEOPLE EXPECT OF THE PEOPLE

I Gist 3 II The Lonesomest Job on Earth 4 III The President and the Ghost 6 IV Real Folks and the Ghost 12 V The Ghost Receives an Invitation 16 VI What a Body for the Ghost Would be Like 20 VII The Ghost gets Down to Business 25 VIII Three Rights of Man in a Democracy The Right to Think 27 IX The Right to be Waited On 32 X The Right to Whisper 36 XI The Right to Whisper Together 39 XII The Right to Trust Somebody 41 XIII The Right to Vote All Day 46 XIV The Skilled Consumer 48 XV Sample Democracies 51 XVI The Town Pendulum 54 XVII The National Listening Machine 58 XVIII How the National Listening Machine Will Work 62 XIX Making a Right Start 64 XX Up to the People 66 XXI The Way for a Nation to Speak Up 68

BOOK II

WHAT EACH MAN EXPECTS OF HIMSELF

I G. S. L. to Himself 75 II If I Were a Nation 78 III What the Mahogany Desk is Going to Do 81 IV Rules for Being Lied to 85 V Getting One Man Right 87 VI Getting Fifty Men Right 89 VII Engineers in Folks 91 VIII The Great New Profession 92 IX Getting People to Notice Facts 97 X The Fool Killers 100 XI The Whisperers 102 XII Mr. Dooley, Judge Gary and Mr. Gompers 103 XIII Fooling Onseself in Politics 108 XIV Swearing Off from Oneself in Time 112 XV Technique for not Being Fooled by Oneself 117 XVI The Autobiography of a Letter 120 XVII The Man Fifty Three Thousand Post Offices Failed On 124 XVIII Causes of Being Fooled About Oneself 126 XIX Loco Mindedness 128 XX Flat Thinking. Thinking in Me Flat 131 XXI Lost Mindedness 133 XXII 137 XXIII Self Discipline by Proxy 139 XXIV Machine Mindedness 142 XXV New Brain Tracks in Business 143

BOOK III

TECHNIQUE FOR A NATION'S GETTING ITS WAY

I Big in Little 147 II Conscious Control of Brain Tracks 149 III What is Called Thinking 151 IV Living Down Cellar in One's Own Mind 156 V Being Helped up the Cellar Stairs 160 VI Reflections on the Stairs 166 VII Helping Other People up the Cellar Stairs 169 VIII Helping a Nation up the Cellar Stairs 173 IX Technique for Labor in Getting its Way 175 X Technique for Capital in Getting its Way 179 XI Philandering and Alexandering 183 XII The Factory that Lay Awake All Night 185 XIII Listening to Jim 191 XIV The New Company 196 XV The Fifty Cent Dollar 198 XVI The Business Man, the Professional Man and the Artist 200 XVII The News Man 203 XVIII W... Continue reading book >>




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