Table of contents for The American lie : government by the people and other political fables / Benjamin Ginsberg.

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1	Interests and Principles in Political Life
 The Principles of Cynical Realism
 Altruism and Interests
 Interests and Principles
 Principles as Political Weapons
 Becoming Realistically Cynical
2	Public Opinion: Myths and Realities
 Measuring Opinion
3	Elections and the Limits of Popular Government
 Voting as a Means of Regulating Popular Political Activity
 The Limits of Voting
 Political Marketing
4	Private Interests and Public Policies
 Mobilization Bias
 Organizational Bias
 Private Capture
 Pathologies of Government
5	Popular Influence and State Power
 Who Governs?
 Delegation of Power
 Presidential Power
 The Citizen and the State
6	Conclusion: Why Participate in Politics?
 The Myth of Political Leadership
 Public Lies and Private Purposes
 State Secrets
 Practicing Defensive Politics
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Political ethics -- United States.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government.
Political corruption -- United States.
Elections -- United States.
Representative government and representation -- United States.
Voting -- United States.