a form of government where power is in a group of people or in a dominant class
Pros and Cons
Power is delegated to experts of each field
Allows most people to worry about their own personal lives and not about their society
Unfair power distribution between rich and poor
Some people may want to overthrow the government system
"An oligarchy of race, where the Saxon rules the African, might be endured; but this oligarchy of sex which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters of every household... carries discord and rebellion into every home of the nation."
- Susan B. Anthony
"Our authorities leave us no doubt that the trust lodged with the oligarchy was sometimes abused, but it certainly ought not to be regarded as a mere usurpation or engine of tyranny."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
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