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Chapter 35

MSL Chapter 35

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Mc Kinon

MSL Ch.35 The Power Elite by C.Wright Mills There are people in society who are not like everyone else (ordinary), they have power so they can look down upon and make decisions that can affect peoples everyday worlds Jacob Burckhardt said about great men that they are all that we are not we might as well say this about elite Power elite composed of men whose positions enable them to transcend the ordinary environments of ordinary men & women o Make decisions with major consequences o Their failure to act would be greater consequence o Rule big corporations, run machinery of state o Direct military establishment Below them are the politicians of middle level of power, in the congress and in the pressure groups o Mingling with them are celebs who live by being continually displayed The elite often are uncertain of their roles o No matter how great their actual power, they t
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