A young emigrant man in mid-19 century America is offered a feature writing job for Radio Liberty in Washington, D.C. However, reality quickly sets in and the service for Radio Liberty becomes gloomy. The power makes bosses so vicious against the underdog that working there becomes abhorrent. This book leads the reader to the ugly details that make one's skin crawl from their ill conscience that ends in one man's death. That office is a true "can of worms" made of small nasty people; presumably broadcasting the American Democracy, yet, slithering in each other's filth.
A beautifully written memoir that not only offers a twist of humor, but also an exciting tale of a mid-nineteenth century government office run by naturalized emigrants, where all stories are believable as they relate to those brainwashing characters that prophesied mediocrity of a screwy world of proletarians, where no two minds meet.