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The Boss
The Hague Machine In Action

By David Dayton McKean
Originally published in 1940

This Web version, edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2003

About the Author

Foreword

Introduction

  1. 'I, AS YOUR MAYOR'

  2. THE BOY IN THE HORSESHOE

  3. THE RISE TO POWER

  4. BRANCHING OUT: THE ORGANIZATION IN THE STATE GOVERNMENT

  5. BIPARTISAN OPERATIONS

  6. NATIONAL POLITICS

  7. MAKING POLITICS PAY

  8. SOURCES OF POWER: THE MACHINE

  9. OTHER FORMS OF SUPPORT

  10. TURNING HOSPITAL BEDS INTO VOTES: SOCIALIZED MEDICINE UNDER THE HAGUE MACHINE

  11. LABOR, CAPITAL, AND HAGUE

  12. `THE MOST MORALEST CITY IN AMERICA'

  13. THE MANUFACTURE OF CONSENT IN JERSEY CITY

  14. THE HIGHEST TAXED CITY

  15. THE IDEAS OF A PRACTICAL POLITICIAN

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