by Rev. Cary K. Gordon
Step 3: Duverger is Lord?
Maurice Duverger was a popular political sociologist (himself a communist) who became rather famous when he published empirical evidence for what became known as Duverger’s Law. His law concluded that a two-party system will tend to discourage the success of third, fourth, and fifth-parties in the political world for a simple, two-fold reason: 1) The tendency for alliances to be made by weaker factions seeking to win, and 2) the tendency for voters themselves to gradually abandon the best political choices in favor of a worse choice presumed to be better suited to actually win the contest. To make it very simple – Duverger correctly identified how the sin-nature of men who ignored God’s moral and civic laws would behave on any given day, in an environment where winning a contest was more important to them than defending proven truths.