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Comment: Robert Michels, 1911, iron law of oligarchy (Score 1) 818

by nluv4hs (#46783479) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy
From wikipedia:

The iron law of oligarchy is a political theory, first developed by the German sociologist Robert Michels in his 1911 book, Political Parties. It claims that rule by an elite, or oligarchy, is inevitable as an "iron law" within any democratic organization as part of the "tactical and technical necessities" of organization.

Comment: of the FBI, Norman Mailer said (Score 1) 573

by nluv4hs (#39863669) Attached to: NY Times: 'FBI Foils Its Own Terrorist Plots'
gawker: The ever skeptical [Norman] Mailer knew more about what was going on than he let on, saying in 1964's The Presidential Papers that: "At bottom, I mean profoundly at bottom, the FBI has nothing to do with Communism, it has nothing to do with catching criminals, it has nothing to do with the Mafia, the syndicate, it has nothing to do with trust-busting, it has nothing to do with interstate commerce, it has nothing to do with anything but serving as a church for the mediocre. A high church for the true mediocre."

+ - We must know. We will know.->

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