It seems to be the fate of fine social conceptions to be controlled sooner or later by officials whose sense of their importance is in inverse ratio to their ability to exploit the conceptions with enthusiasm and in happy constructive manner. We have seen that to occur in all sorts of organisations founded by people who deeply felt and clearly willed. Something of this kind would appear to have happened or to be happening to the British Broadcasting Corporation, which, since the war, has become as close a corporation as the most narrow‐minded body of bureaucrats might desire.
Ivanhoe (1942), "Books and Bookmen", Library Review, Vol. 8 No. 5, pp. 173-175. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb060413
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