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The central theme of your new book is that the American system presently finds itself in a conflict between “democracy versus oligarchy.”
The oligarchy was saved, but the struggle between rich and poor was by no means over.
It was an oligarchy of a few powerful whig noblemen, whose rule was supreme in England.
He limited the freedom of the citizens, and turned the old democratic constitution into an oligarchy.
In truth he had no popular sympathies, and leaned towards an aristocracy which was little short of an oligarchy.
The views he put forward were simply these: Ireland can no longer be governed by an oligarchy, however powerful.
On the ruins of the thrones and altars will soon grow up the oligarchy of merchants and bourgeois.
If a democracy cannot provide such stability, then the people go back to some form of oligarchy.
How do you know your precious Institute won't become just such an oligarchy as you describe?
THE SENSITIVE MANPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
In the early part of the 4th century it fell again under Persian influence, and was administered by an oligarchy.

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