Phantom Democracy: Corporate Interests and Political Power in America (by Carl Boggs)


Author(s): Carl Boggs

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2011-08-15
ISBN-10: 0230115748
ISBN-13: 9780230115743
Language: English
Description:
In a powerful new book, Boggs traces the historical evolution
of American politics by focusing on the gradual triumph of
corporate and military power over democratic institutions and
practices. The consequences of expanding United States global
presence since World War II–involving an integrated and
interwoven system of power based in the permanent war economy,
national security-state, and corporate interests–has meant
erosion of democratic politics, strengthening of the imperial
presidency, increased corporate and military influence over
elections and legislation, weakening of popular governance, and… more…

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