Nobody should have any illusions. The United States has essentially a one-party system and the ruling party is the business party.
- C. Wright Mills. The Power Elite
- C. Wright Mills. The Sociological Imagination
- Sheldon S. Wolin. Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism
- Christopher Lasch. The Revolt of the Elites: And the Betrayal of Democracy