The Political Party versus the Political Machine

  title={The Political Party versus the Political Machine},
  author={Harold Foote Gosnell},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={21 - 28}
  • H. Gosnell
  • Published 1 September 1933
  • Political Science
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
of the forty million voters in the United States at the many elections in which they participate involves careful organization and planning. Political parties are needed to educate the voters regarding the issues and the candidates and to induce them to perform their duties as citizens upon registration and election days. These parties must have a well-trained body of rank-and-file troops, persons who are willing to perform the routine tasks so necessary in politics such as canvassing… 

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