Putting Socialism on the Agenda By William Bowles

31 August 2006

The basis of government [is] wrongly confused with the sovereign [or people], whose minister it is …. It is simply and solely a commission, an employment, in which the rulers, mere officials of the sovereign [or people], exercise in their own name the power of which it makes them depositories. This power it can limit, modify or recover at pleasure. – Rousseau[1]

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