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Author QuotedVance Packard
Title QuotedNaked Society
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/06/29
Imprint[S.l.] : Penguin. 1964
QuotationAlso reading Vance Packard's Naked Society"‚ÄĚtimely enough! The new crime bill now permits all kinds of bugging, wire-tapping, evidence so obtained can be used in court, etc. A big step towards a Police State. Not towards: we are in many respects already there. All these new things (bugging equipment, gasses, armored cars, etc.) will be used more and more against forces of change and dissent. And less against criminals than against dissenters.
JournalThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 134
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