The Party System

The Party System

by Hilaire Belloc (Author), Cecil Chesterton (Author)

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 interests. They know, implicitly, who really runs the country—and their only real task is to decide if they want to try and rock the boat (thereby risking their salary, their reputation, their future), or stay silent for fear or favor. The book demonstrates beyond any doubt that the very nature of the system is hostile to democracy as laypeople understand it.

Book Details

Contributor
Ron Paul (Introduction author)
Publication Date
March 01, 2008
Publisher
Page count
160
ISBN
9781605700199
Paper ISBN
9781932528114