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If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government by John O'Leary, William D. Eggers

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CHAPTER 3

The Stargate Trap

The Space Between Possibility and Reality

Idea → Design → Stargate → Implementation → Results

(←—————Reevaluation—————→)

CHAPTER GUIDE

  • The Stargate Trap
  • Boston’s Busing Nightmare: Seventy-seven Days to Disaster
  • The Secret Recipe for Change
  • Reducing Acid Rain: Breaking the Impasse
  • Japan’s Number One Elvis Fan Goes Postal
  • The Distortion Effects of the Stargate Trap
  • Tom Davis and the Culture of the Beltway
  • Lessons from the Gulf of Tonkin
  • The Marshall Plan: A Better Way

Politics is the art of the possible.

—ATTRIBUTED TO OTTO VON BISMARCK

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