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He who is unfit to serve his fellow citizens wants to rule them. Bureaucracy p. 92 Political Parties
In the United States, the two-party system of the old days is seemingly still preserved. But this is only a camouflage of the real situation. In fact, the political life of the United States . . . is determined by the struggle and aspirations of pressure groups. Economic Policy p. 96 Political Parties
There are no longer real political parties in the old classical sense, but merely pressure groups. Economic Policy p. 96 Political Parties
Many people complain today about the lack of creative statesmanship. However, under the predominance of interventionist ideas, a political career is open only to men who identify themselves with the interests of a pressure group. Human Action p. 866; p. 870 Political Parties
All modern political parties and all modern party ideologies originated as a reaction on the part of special group interests fighting for a privileged status against liberalism. Liberalism p. 160 Political Parties
There can be no more grievous misunderstanding of the meaning and nature of liberalism than to think that it would be possible to secure the victory of liberal ideas by resorting to the methods employed today by the other political parties. Liberalism p. 158 Political Parties
To the parties of special interests, all political questions appear exclusively as problems of political tactics. Their ultimate goal is fixed for them from the start. Their aim is to obtain, at the cost of the rest of the population, the greatest possible advantages and privileges for the groups they represent. The party platform is intended to disguise this objective and give it a certain appearance of justification, but under no circumstances to announce it publicly as the goal of party policy. The members of the party, in any case, know what their goal is; they do not need to have it explained to them. How much of it ought to be imparted to the world is, however, a purely tactical question. Liberalism pp. 175-76 Political Parties
If our community does not beget men who have the power to make sound social principles generally acceptable, civilization is lost, whatever the system of government may be. Omnipotent Government p. 119 Political Parties
It is obvious that every constitutional system can be made to work satisfactorily when the rulers are equal to their task. The problem is to find the men fit for office. Omnipotent Government p. 120 Political Parties
No politician is any longer interested in the question whether a measure is fit to produce the ends aimed at. What alone counts for him is whether the majority of the voters favor or reject it. Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science, The p. 94 Political Parties