Dwight Waldo, Public Administration, and the "Blooming, Buzzing Confusion"
AbstractDwight Waldo is a gentleman in the finest sense of the word. Moreover, he is a gentle man whose personal sensitivity and professional integrity have been inculcated into PAR Public Administration Review. Fairness, balance, and quality were the basic criteria he applied as an editor, and, as a result, he leaves a legacy to the Society which will endure for a long time to come. We have all benefitted by his judicious judgment as Editor-in-Chief of PAR, but even more importantly, his scholarly contributions to the profession place him in a select circle of individuals who have stood by the premise that the essence of democratic society is to be found in the qualitative goodness of its administrative system and those who fill its ranks. 1