The Politicians and the Military

  • Kenneth Hudson


‘The centralised pattern of government,’ Dr Alex Comfort has written, ‘is today dependent for its continued function upon a supply of individuals whose personalities and attitudes in no way differ from those of admitted psychopathic delinquents.’1 Such people have an immense appetite for power and are not likely to be scrupulous about the means they employ to gain and hold it. They will adopt the tactics and the language which seem most likely to serve their purpose.


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Chapter 2

  1. 20.
    E. Partridge (ed.), Dictionary of Forces’ Slang, 1939–45 ( London: Secker and Warburg, 1948 ).Google Scholar
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    For an excellent analysis of this, see Peter Evans, Law and Disorder ( London: Secker and Warburg, 1956 ).Google Scholar
  3. 26.
    Seymour Martin Lipset, Rebellion in the University (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1971 ).Google Scholar
  4. 27.
    Massimo Teodori (ed.), The New Left: a Documentary History ( London: Bobbs-Merrill, 1970 ).Google Scholar
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    John Strachey, The Theory and Practice Gollancz, 1938) p. 154.Google Scholar

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