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THE PARTIES

on committees where they can discuss and feel important, offering them organising work to do. To leaders-and to its spokesmen generally-it provides audiences, and collects for them a disciplined army of followers. It accumulates funds and property. Realising that a strong and efficient machine is an instrument necessary for the achievement of their purposes, its members become-as soon as they have created it-so impressed by the beauty of the machine and so engrossed in the technical details of its working that the ends which alone justify its existence sometimes lose importance in their eyes. This is clearest in the case of a revolutionary party, for this seems, if it exists for any period of time, to be almost inevitably caught up in the social and political organisation which it is formed to alter, and tends "to modify its original profession of faith and to affirm itself revolutionary only `in the best sense of the word,' that is to say, no longer on lines which interest the police, but only in theory and on paper."(1) Any move, however politically desirable it may be, however much it may stimulate the achievement of party policy, must be avoided if it shews signs of endangering the party machine. This is particularly important when we estimate the possibility that a progressive government will be prepared to dissolve Parliament before its time, for example in case of conflict with the House of Lords. Always it will have to listen to the views of the party bureaucracy, and one of the most insistent of these will be voiced by the party treasurer.
While increasing emphasis is laid on organisation and while the objective recedes into the distance, new members are sought by a progressive watering down of the principles upon which the party was formed, in order to make them

1 R. Michels, Political Parties, 1915, p. 370.

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