Power Elite

  title={Power Elite},
  author={Charles Wright Mills},
  booktitle={Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining},
  • C. Mills
  • Published in
    Encyclopedia of Social…
    19 April 1956
  • Political Science
First published in 1956, The Power Elite stands as a contemporary classic of social science and social criticism. C. Wright Mills examines and critiques the organization of power in the United States, calling attention to three firmly interlocked prongs of power: the military, corporate, and political elite. The Power Elite can be read as a good account of what was taking place in America at the time it was written, but its underlying question of whether America is as democratic in practice as… 
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