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Hilaire Belloc
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The Party System

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Pertinent to America, Britain, and other Western democracies, this book explains that what people believe happens in national assemblies and parliaments is radically different from the reality. Instead of being places where debate is intense, passionate, and aimed at the national interest, the fact is most members of these institutions act on behalf of powerful, unelected ...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by IHS Press (first published November 30th 1910)
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Although written as a commentary on the British Parliment in the era shortly after the turn-of-the-century it was quite easy to read between the lines and see the parallels with the US congressional system as experienced in my lifetime.

The nominal oppositional paradigm of two parties that actually function as one party motivated solely for self-agrandizement. The manner in which politics seems to attract the either the most corruptible or perhaps simply the most susceptible rather than the "bes
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Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters, and political activist. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his ...more
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