A few steps behind
“[…] Other western democracies are generally a few steps behind in these respects.
Most have not yet achieved the US system of one political party with two factions controlled by shifting segments of the business community […]
The global policy goes under the name of containment. The” manufacture of consent” at home is its domestic counterpart. The two policies are in fact closely intertwined since the domestic population must be mobilized to pay the costs of containment, and these costs may be severe, both material and moral costs. […]”