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Single Idea 20938

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / f. Liberal problems]

Full Idea

Liberalism's weakness is the bureacracy - the crystallisation of the leading personnel - which exercises power, and at a certain point it becomes a caste.

Gist of Idea

Liberalism's weakness is its powerful rigid bureaucracy


Antonio Gramsci (Selections from Prison Notebooks [1971], 2 'Hegemony')

Book Reference

Gramsci,Antonio: 'Selections from Prison Notebooks', ed/tr. Hoare,Q./Nowell Smith,G [Lawrence and Wishart 1978], p.246

A Reaction

This sounds more like what is called 'the Establishment' in Britain, which is the hidden controllers of power, rather than the administrators (whose role is only despised by right-wingers).