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MSL Reading #35 -- The Power Elite

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA02H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Semester
Winter

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The Power Elite C. Wright Mils The power elite consist of the top leaders in three areas: o the corporate elite is made up of the executives from large companies o the military elite is the senior officers o the small political elite includes the president and top officials o the executive and legislative branches According to mills argument, these elite officials all know each other and act in unison when critical decisions must be made As the means of information and of power are centralized, some men come to occupy positions in American society from which they can look down upon, and by their decisions mightily affect, the everyday worlds of ordinary men and women The power elite is composed of men whose positions enable them to transcend the ordinary environments of ordinary men and women; they are in positions to make decisions having major consequences Their fa
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