What’s up with the US two-party system?
Upton Sinclair, political activist, social reformer, and writer had the answer over a hundred years ago— “the two political parties are two wings of the same bird of prey. The people are allowed to choose between their candidates and both of them are controlled, and all their nominations are dictated by, the same [money] power.”
Somewhat more recently Noam Chomsky, political activist and public intellectual, added frosting to the cake. “Forces for change that have come up from the grass roots and shaken the society to its core include the labor movement, the civil rights movement, the peace movement, the women’s movement and others, cultivated by steady, dedicated work at all levels, every day, not just once every four years.”
Want to find out how a multi-party political system would work in a multi-polar world? Read all about America’s intermittent flirtations with third parties in SA’s “We Must March My Darlings.”
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