brain truster


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Synonyms for brain truster

an expert adviser involved in making important decisions but usually lacking official status

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and Frank Freidel, Cohen argues that the values and hard work of Brain Trusters Raymond Moley, Director of the Budget Lewis Douglas, Secretary of Agriculture Henry A.
It is true that FDR, his Brain Trusters, and much of the American Left found a great deal to admire in Mussolini's experiments.
Reveling in their new-found powers, the Brain Trusters took great delight in dictating not only the price of gold, but of virtually everything else, as well.
Roosevelt's brain trusters on the left to Catholic corporatists on the right, Americans considered him a social reformer.
also one of those Education Department brain trusters and an employee of Chris Whittle's private-school venture, the Edison Project.