Edward Mandell House (1858-1938) was an American diplomat, politician and presidential foreign policy advisor. Philip Dru Administrator: a Story of Tomorrow 1920 - 1935 is a futuristic novel, which House published in 1912 anonymously. The story begins at a WestPoint graduation with Dru standing apart from the other graduates. Dur eventually leads the democratic western U.S. in a civil war against the plutocratic East. He becomes the dictator of America, and establishes a series of reforms that resemble the Bull Moose platform of 1912. He enacted tariff reduction, graduated income tax, and something akin to a federal reserve system, all of which became law under Wilson--without the need for a dictatorship.