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Intellectuals working for the powers that be (19/09/17 07:52:45)
It's nothing new. Religions have been doing it for centuries. Presently we have a mixture of the new power propagandists with the old ones: the decline of the universities and learned societies together with an upsurge of "revelation"-based beliefs.
Common to all the new opinion leading persons and organisations seems to be suppression of free exchange of opinions. And this is not only in the open society - it is also like that in large publicly-owned organisations. New Public Management - I've felt its methods at very close quarters. It is surprising how cheaply people can be bought.