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“[S]ince 1968, we have palpably risked more democracy. On the level of discourse, we live more than ever before under systems of alarm surveillance, which are used to delimit areas of thought, and wherein what is decisive is the fact that the alarm is activated by mere lexical signals, that is by single words isolated from the grammatical or syntactical level.”

Peter Sloterdijk, from NEITHER SUN NOR DEATH (English edition 2011)