Carroll Quigley

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    ...a state is not the same thing as a society, although the Greeks and Romans thought it was. A state is an organization of power on a territorial basis.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    ...controls on behavior shift from the intermediate levels of human experience (social, emotional and religious) to the lower (military and political) or to the upper (ideological). They become the externalized controls of a mature society: weapons, bureaucracies, material rewards, or ideology.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    ...empires and civilizations do not collapse because of deficiencies on the military or the political levels.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    ...human beings have religious needs. They have a need for a feeling of certitude in their minds about things they cannot control and they do not fully understand, and with humility, they admit they do not understand...
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    ...in our society... this has now become a propagandist system in which emphasis is put on the future... the ideology against which the young people of the 1950's and 1960's rebelled. Future preference: plan; study hard; save.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    ...the levels of culture, the aspects of society: military, political, economic, social, emotional, religious, and intellectual. Those are your basic human needs....they are arranged in evolutionary sequence.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    ...the nineteenth century Age of Expansion... brought on an acceleration of the main focus of the activities of society... from the areas of internal controls to the areas of external controls....the increasing role of propaganda... helped create an impression of stability.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    ...they give us vicarious satisfactions for many of our frustrations....People need exercise; they do not need to watch other people exercise... Another vicarious satisfaction is sexy magazines; this is vicarious sex. To anyone rushing to buy one, I'd like to say, The real thing is better.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    ...today everything is commercialized--politics, religion, education, ideology, belief, the armed services....Everything has its price.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    ...we no longer have intellectually satisfying arrangements in our educational system, in our arts, humanities or anything else; instead we have slogans and ideologies. An ideology is a religious or emotional expression; it is not an intellectual expression.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    ...Western Civilization began to expand in 976....The economic expansion was achieved chiefly by specialization and exchange... commercialization.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    ...when a society is reaching its end, in the last couple of centuries you have... a misplacement of satisfactions. You find your emotional satisfaction in making a lot of money... or in proving to the poor, half-naked people in Southeast Asia that you can kill them in large numbers.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    A community is made up of intimate relationships among diversified types of individuals--a kinship group, a local group, a neighborhood, a village, a large family.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    Another aspect of the nineteenth century propaganda system is the increasing emphasis upon material desires.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
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    Bolshevism presented itself as an economic threat to themselves at the same time that Nazism presented itself as a political threat to their countries.
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