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May 10, 2005


While dynastic politics exist in several European countries, it has never been such an integral part of democracy there as it has in the US. Dynastic political elites have been a part of America since its inception, starting with the Adams presidencies and continuing into the modern day with the Kennedys, the Scalias, the Clintons and the Bushes. Regional politics are also fairly dynastic: the Daleys of Chicago are only one prominent example.

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