"In modern society, coercion,
monopolized by the democratic state, is rarely needed in any continuous
way. But those who hold power have often come to exercise it in hidden
ways: they have moved and they are moving from authority to manipulation.
Not only the great bureaucratic structures of modern society, themselves
means of manipulation as well as authority, but also the means of mass
communication are involved in the shift. The managerial demiurge extends
to opinion and emotion and even to the mood and atmosphere of given acts"
(White Collar: The American Middle Classes, 1951,