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Power And Power Bases: "Entrenchment"


It's not enough to win short-term political victories these days... the abortion debate alone is enough to prove that change-makers want their changes to last. 

It's a constant theme in American history; factions of society want their viewpoint solidified and the other side's discounted. 

Paul Starr, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton, explores the concept in his book Entrenchment: Wealth, Power, and the Constitution of Democratic Societies.  Listen for a bit of history mixed in with current political events.


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