Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Quote of the Day

A political party is usually an alliance between idealistic people attracted by its official ideology and others with other purposes ('realists'). When it is out of power the idealists have free rein; they recruit supporters by explaining the ideology. When the party gets into power the realists sweep the idealists aside, and allow them to influence the public only when it can do no harm. In effect, the theory is a screen.

--"Free Enterprise and Its Critics" by John Kilcullen of Australia's Macquarie University, 1996

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