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Adam Bottorff 4.21.2010 Sociology Summary The Power Elite Social status around the world is a big deal to everyone. Structure can be dictated by belief systems, religion or hierarchy, but sometimes status comes from oneself. Everyone in the world wants to have power, and wants to be a leader. Whether it’s a young kid who wants to be the captain of his sports team, or a worker who is trying to become a boss; everyone wants to have the most power possible. In “The Power Elite”, by C. Wright Mills, he is trying to figure out what power really means and how it is measured. This takes right after World War II, and he figures out that power comes from three separate, but connecting parts. These three parts are political, economic, and military elites. He argues that even though everyone has different thoughts and issues on these three parts, the ones with power will always act together as one. Mills believes in a specific type of model, which is based between government and business. He argues that the power of individuals is dependent on the corporation, the state, and the military. He believed and
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