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Forum Post: chomsly on why ows is important

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 18, 2012, 8:38 a.m. EST by mayda (285)
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It's been fully recognized for a long time that as the power to control and coerce has declined, it's more necessary to resort to what practitioners in the PR industry early in this century -- who understood all of this well -- called "controlling the public mind." The reasons, as observed by Hume in the 18th century, are that "the implicit submission with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers" relies ultimately on control of opinion and attitudes



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