A group that pursues self-interest at the expense of the common good.

James Madison has defined a faction as "a number of citizens, whether amounting to a minority or majority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.''



Further reading: Political faction (Wikipedia).

Where?


The Fringes

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"Faction" in the tree of "Micro"