Working in wonderland

Last month I had written in this column that I had difficulty, after finishing one book, deciding what to read next. I mean, how do you go from Jeffery Archer to Jeffery Sachs? Many people thought I didn’t have anything to read and offered many tips. One even suggested Tolstoy’s War and Peace. But someone actually sent me a book, his own. It has a neutral title — Through the Looking Glass — but is actually about something that is a major bee in my aging bonnet, namely, how do people who join the government on short-term contracts fare when in it. I sho.....

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