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The experience of learning how to get straight to the core of a problem proved to be of immense value later when I had a long succession of responsibilities in large, complex government departments. Elliot Richardson#Complex 63
Elliot Richardson#Complex 63
The Watergate reforms did work well for many years, and if improved and broadened, these reforms can have real and major impact on the system today. Elliot Richardson#Broadened 61
Elliot Richardson#Broadened 61
I hope you will respond to the crisis of confidence that Watergate has created by opening up your administration and reaching out to people in a more magnanimous spirit. Elliot Richardson#Administration 60
Elliot Richardson#Administration 60
But tending machinery was one thing; defining what we were trying to do and why we were doing it, and developing ways to measure how well the job was done - this was something else again. Elliot Richardson#Again 58
Elliot Richardson#Again 58
If the large power voluntarily abstains from using its full power or feels the strategic situation to be such that it cannot do so, it in effect loses the advantage of being a big power. Elliot Richardson#Advantage 56
Elliot Richardson#Advantage 56
The vice president had a bargaining asset, however, that no ordinary person has: He was next in line to the presidency. I saw no chance that he would resign first, then take his chances on trial, conviction, and jail. Elliot Richardson#Asset 53
Elliot Richardson#Asset 53
Though every legal task demands this skill, it is especially important in the effort to frame public policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments. The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice? Elliot Richardson#Legal 49
Elliot Richardson#Legal 49
For you, the state is an entity with purposes of its own that the people can be required to serve. For us the word is only a label for the arrangements by which we the people delegate to some among us responsibility for things that concern us in common. Elliot Richardson#Among 49
Elliot Richardson#Among 49
It often seemed like we had become a nation where the only heroes were rock singers and ball players and that there were no large men of probity who could be called upon for the task. Elliot Richardson#Ball 46
Elliot Richardson#Ball 46
The idea of being in the State Department was exciting. On the other hand, I always had in the back of my mind going into politics. If I stayed in Washington, I might end up a government hack. Elliot Richardson#Politics 44
Elliot Richardson#Politics 44
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