Ralph Nader and the Legacy of Revolt (Part 2)
Against The Current vol. 89

Sheasby, Walt Contreras
Date Written:  2000-11-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2000
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12956

Our electoral dilemma today derives from a political realignment a hundred years ago, when a faction of populists joined in fusion with William Jennings Bryan and the “Free Silver” Democratic Party. After 1896 the two major parties evolved into what they have remained, electoral machines organized from the top down, from elites to ward heelers and courthouse gangs, as vote-catching operations for factions of big business.

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