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hierarchy
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • But it was also clear that an all-round increase in wealth threatened the destruction — indeed, in some sense was the destruction — of a hierarchical society.
  • Every new political theory, by whatever name it called itself, led back to hierarchy and regimentation.
  • In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance.
  • But this would provide only the economic and not the emotional basis for a hierarchical society.
  • It eats up the surplus of consumable goods, and it helps to preserve the special mental atmosphere that a hierarchical society needs.
  • In the past the need for a hierarchical form of society had been the doctrine specifically of the High.
  • But the problems of perpetuating a hierarchical society go deeper than this.
  • Who wields power is not important, provided that the hierarchical structure remains always the same.

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  • In two years, she hopes to have her bosses spot in the corporate hierarchy.
  • He is just below the King in the Saudi hierarchy.

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