Haldeman, chief of staff to Richard Nixon, is a sad and happy story of a highly efficient organization man
who was so overprotective of Nixon and thus failed to tell him the whole truth about Watergate-the waterloo (no pun intended) of Nixon who resigned.
The "brand-new" masculinity is the continuation of William Whyte's Organization Man
, one of the most popular nonfictions in American 1950s.
Whyte's The Organization Man
(5) and Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique.
He was no organization man
, maturing from shenanigans during training at the CIA's Camp Peary to an unauthorized meeting with Yasir Arafat in 1977.
Chapter 5, "The Organization Man
and His Kin: Preachers and Salesmen," combines many details about books such as the 1956 The Organization Man
, by William H.
The series explores familiar territory for post-World War II American fiction: the return of the war veteran to regular life; the organization man
balancing home and office; the business world and its battles; changing roles for women outside the home in a male-centric society; changing views of sexuality; the suburban lifestyle undercut by a sense of unease and even desperation; the racial tensions and war protests rocking the nation.
But as Corber himself points out, many US men in the Cold War era resisted the rise of organization man
masculinity precisely because it was understood to be feminizing.
Suffice it to say here that the military service of the Organization Man
of the 1950s may have primed them to work in large organisations, but it also encouraged many of them to turn to three martini lunches as a way to dull the emotional effects of the war.
In his 1956 classic The Organization Man
, William H.
1962) all engage the battle between individual achievement and the merits of teamwork, which Briley smartly connects to the larger cultural response to "the organization man
A big, bluff, irascible organization man
, Barck--with his dismayingly apt Dickensian name--had held that office for forty-two years, through five political bosses and eight mayors.
Without many differences between the candidates on ideology and policy, it turned into the establishment guy versus the populist, an organization man
who worked his way up and waited his turn against a political entrepreneur jumping at the top race.