The Boss and the Machine: A Chronicle of the Politicians and Party Organization

The Boss and the Machine: A Chronicle of the Politicians and Party Organization

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The Boss and the Machine: A Chronicle of the Politicians and Party Organization

The Boss and the Machine: A Chronicle of the Politicians and Party Organization

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The party system is an essential instrument of Democracy. Wherever government rests upon the popular will, there the party is the organ of expression and the agency of the ultimate power. The party is, moreover, a forerunner of Democracy, for parties have everywhere preceded free government. Long before Democracy as now understood was anywhere established, long before the American colonies became the United States, England was divided between Tory and Whig. And it was only after centuries of bitter political strife, during which a change of ministry would not infrequently be accompanied by bloodshed or voluntary exile, that England finally emerged . . .

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