zaterdag 23 april 2016

THE END OF DEMOCRACY BY MORONIC DEMOGRAPHY - YEAR 20?? - A central assumption underlying the work (Page v): ". . .the nature of political organization depends on the conflicts exploited in the political system, which ultimately is what politics is about." Understanding the scope of conflict is a central question in this book. Some want to keep conflict narrowly constrained and "private." If so, economic powerhouses will win out, because they would be dominant in that domain. Others, who wish government to get involved, try to broaden the scope of conflict so that political institutions get involved. If this is the case, then a different dynamic will be at work. In his view (Page 12), "Democratic government is the greatest single instrument for the socialization of conflict in the American community." By widening the scope of conflict, the people can become important players. A second important argument that he makes represents a critique of the view that democracy is enhanced by the existence of organized interest groups, since these represent the views of many people and inject a democratic influence into the political process. Schattschneider demurs. First, the members of these interest groups are not typical of all people. In a famous line, he notes that (Pages 34-35): "The vice of the groupist theory is that it conceals the most significant aspect of the system. The flaw in the pluralist heaven is that the heavenly chorus sings with a strong upper-class accent. Probably about 90% of the people cannot get into the pressure system.

TAL COMO OS ÍNDIOS DO NOROESTE 

AMERICANO QUE SÓ COMBATIAM

COM GUERREIROS DO MESMO VALOR

OU OS SAMURAIS 

OU OS GUERREIROS DA MESMA CASTA

HINDUS

O NÍVEL ECONÓMICO DETERMINA

O POTENCIAL DE COMBATE

DAS NAÇÕES MODERNAS

E A CAPACIDADE DE PROMOVER

THE KILLING GAME 

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