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  •  Anthropological? I don't know. (1+ / 0-)
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    But for sociological, I thought immediately of The Power Elite, by C. Wright Mills.

    You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

    by PSzymeczek on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:04:41 PM PDT

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    •  That would be my second choice. (0+ / 0-)

      Thanks.

      The founding fathers knew of the mutually corrupting influences of Church and state, wisely sending them to opposite corners.

      by emidesu on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:26:13 PM PDT

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      •  It's from the mid '50s, (1+ / 0-)
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        but the best one I can think of.

        You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

        by PSzymeczek on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:36:37 PM PDT

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        •  They are the only group whose (0+ / 0-)

          culture and behavior I find really hard to understand and deal with, yet the hardest to find any analysis on. I'd be interested in what a non-Westerner had to say. Guess oligarchs tend not to be thrilled about funding or publishing anything like that.

          The founding fathers knew of the mutually corrupting influences of Church and state, wisely sending them to opposite corners.

          by emidesu on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:03:54 PM PDT

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