2010-01-27 / Letters
'Concerning the Whole Science of Government'
From Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens (1857): The Circumlocution Office was (as everybody knows without being told) the most important Department under Government. No public business of any kind could possibly be done at any time without the acquiescence of the Circumlocution Office. Its finger was in the largest public pie, and in the smallest public tart.