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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

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

Ron Formisano

University of Illinois Press

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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