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Trump's Cabinet Gives New Meaning to 'Power Elite'

His picks meld what were once three separate domains: the economy, the political order and the military.

C. Wright Mills saw it coming.

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Donald Trump’s choice of Rex Tillerson, the chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, as secretary of state is but the latest evidence of the president-elect’s inclination to choose well-connected insiders to serve in his cabinet.

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