n a political system governed by a few people
one of his cardinal convictions was that Britain was not run as a democracy but as an oligarchy the big cities were notoriously in the hands of the oligarchy of local businessmen
Commentary: Privacy is history in America (Frank Girardot) The government by the people, of the people and for the people that President Abraham Lincoln so eloquently praised at Gettysburg has devolved into an oppressive police-state oligarchy managed by a bunch of clowns with rubber faces and bad dye jobs.
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Lech Kaczynski in guardian.co.uk Last night, Mr Kaczynski said: "These elections will create the chance for Poland to decide whether it wants to continue on its path of transition ...... or whether it wants to follow the path of the rule of oligarchy."
Thomas Jefferson in WND.com In an 1820 correspondence to William Jarvis, Jefferson wrote: "To consider : judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy."