Posted 5 years ago on March 11, 2012, 12:44 a.m. EST by infonomics
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Of course, Will Durant is the author of the epic "Story of Civilization", an eleven volume history of civilization. Note this jewel within the section The State page 25 of volume one, Our Oriental Heritage:
A state which should rely upon force alone would soon fall, for though men are naturally gullible they are also naturally obstinate, and power, like taxes, succeeds best when it is invisible and indirect. Hence the state, in order to maintain itself, used and forged many instruments of indoctrination-the family, the church, the school-to build in the soul of the citizen a habit of patriotic loyalty and pride.
Such candor ! We've been hoodwinked from the beginning.