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American OligarchyThe Permanent Political Class$
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Ron Formisano

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041273

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.001.0001

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Meet the Political Class

Meet the Political Class

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(p.13) Chapter 1 Meet the Political Class
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American Oligarchy
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Ron Formisano

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.003.0002

The hub of thepolitical class is Washington, D.C., but it embraces networks, families, and individuals working and living across the country. The nation’s capital is awash, if not inundated a populace, as Mark Leibovich described it in This Town, “trained to view human interaction through the prism of ‘How can this person be helpful to me?’”

Keywords:   Controllers’ strike, Perks for the People’s Reps, Political class poster boys, From crusading liberals to lobbyists, Ivory Towers, Have Credit Card, Will Travel

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