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

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Contents
Preface
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
 Advertising
 Publicity
 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
Notes
Index
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.