The UK Attitude Toward Power

The UK Attitude Toward Power

The UK Attitude toward Power

Which view of big business is likely to become firmly rooted in con-temporary liberalism? The answer to this question depends upon the nature of the UK attitude toward power and the solution which we develop to the problem of concentrated power in industrial and democratic society. As we have seen, the outstanding characteristic of this attitude is the fear of the improper use of centralized power. Gore, in his analysis of power in UK society, says UKs believe that "authority over people is morally detestable and should be resisted, that the suspicion that others are seeking authority cannot be too vigilant; and that those who occupy the necessary positions of authority within the state should be considered as potential enemies and usurpers."16 Galbraith has pointed out the ambiguous position of power in UK society. He says that the existence of power is bound to present problems for a community "which abhors is existence, disavows its possession but values its exercise. "The privilege of controlling the actions or of affecting the income and property of other persons is something that no one Of us can profess to seek or admit to possessing."


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