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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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Political Class Adaptation and Expansion

Political Class Adaptation and Expansion

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(p.110) Chapter 5 Political Class Adaptation and Expansion
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American Oligarchy
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Ron Formisano

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.003.0006

The permanent political class has expanded well beyond government. It protects itself and adapts also by employing populist rhetoric continually assuring “the American people” that it has their interests at heart.

Keywords:   civic associations, foundations, Big Green, Populism, faux populists, Democrats

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