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uspol, probably all pol 

If elected representatives are blatantly acting against the interests of the people, then they are not expecting to need the people to stay in power. It's that simple.

uspol, probably all pol 

@saxnot The book cited, "The Dictator's Handbook" is also excellent.

I'm thinking particularly of the bafflement of some parties at the behavior of the Republican party in the past couple of years. There's no reason to be confused if you don't assume they're planning to be fairly elected.

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