I n reacting to the criminal assaults on the democratic process and the Democratic party, it is essential that we contemplate—and act on—the polite, everyday and perfectly legal subversion of democracy which takes place when corporate economic power influences government policy. John Connally is a case in point. Although Ralph Yarborough termed Connally’s conversion to Republicanism “the first time a rat swam onto a sinking ship,” a number of commentators saw the former ...
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