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 The became largely the instrument of the industrialists although Marx's description of it as the executive committee of the governing classes is an exaggeration. ​ Other interests were represented and protected --- farmers, small businesses, religious groups and in some countries the landed classes. ​ Not only that, but little by little the state developed power to act on its own behalf as an independent agent. The became largely the instrument of the industrialists although Marx's description of it as the executive committee of the governing classes is an exaggeration. ​ Other interests were represented and protected --- farmers, small businesses, religious groups and in some countries the landed classes. ​ Not only that, but little by little the state developed power to act on its own behalf as an independent agent.
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 > Hundreds of thousands of otherwise intelligent young people have their thoughts guided innocuously away from the exercise of industrial power. ​ We have seen that power is served in many ways and that no service is more useful than the cultivation of the belief that it does not exist... > Hundreds of thousands of otherwise intelligent young people have their thoughts guided innocuously away from the exercise of industrial power. ​ We have seen that power is served in many ways and that no service is more useful than the cultivation of the belief that it does not exist...
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-> But social conditioning,​ however deep and pervasive, cannot collide too obviously with reality. ​ The presence and power of the modern great corporations... are hidden only with increasing difficulty behind the market ​facade.  In consequence,​ a reference to neoclassical economics, the conditioning medium of instruction,​ has come to have a vaguely pejorative sound; something no longer quite real is implied. ​ Once economic instruction is perceived not as the reality but as the guidance away from the reality, its conditioning value is, not surprisingly,​ impaired... +> But social conditioning,​ however deep and pervasive, cannot collide too obviously with reality. ​ The presence and power of the modern great corporations... are hidden only with increasing difficulty behind the market ​façade.  In consequence,​ a reference to neoclassical economics, the conditioning medium of instruction,​ has come to have a vaguely pejorative sound; something no longer quite real is implied. ​ Once economic instruction is perceived not as the reality but as the guidance away from the reality, its conditioning value is, not surprisingly,​ impaired... 
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 > [A]n important effect of the social conditioning of corporate propaganda, as significantly it is often called, is to cultivate disbelief. ​ There must be some misuse of power when those who so obviously possess it are so at pains to deny having it.  In the industrial countries it is now a minor mark of sophistication that one does not believe what one reads or hears in the public-interest advertising of the great corporation. ---page 141-2 > [A]n important effect of the social conditioning of corporate propaganda, as significantly it is often called, is to cultivate disbelief. ​ There must be some misuse of power when those who so obviously possess it are so at pains to deny having it.  In the industrial countries it is now a minor mark of sophistication that one does not believe what one reads or hears in the public-interest advertising of the great corporation. ---page 141-2
  
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