Though force is the most effective instrument for seizing power
in a society, and though it always remains the foundation of any system
of inequality, it is not the most effective instrument for retaining and
exploiting a position of power and deriving the maximum benefits from it.
Therefore, regardless of the objectives of a new regime, once organized
opposition has been destroyed it is to its advantage to make increasing
use of other techniques and instruments of control, and to allow force
to recede into the background to be used only when other techniques fail