Control

June 21, 2011 at 4:41 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Under a subheading, Ideological Control in Democratic Societies, Jean Bricmont writes, in the first chapter of Humanitarian Imperialism (2006)

Ideology is especially important in democratic societies, where it may constitute the principal form of social control. The dominant ideology is far more powerful in the United States, with its freedom of expression, than it was in the Soviet Union, where the obvious monopoly of political expression, enforced by repression, created widespread disbelief.

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