Its value and its civilization are in inverse ratio to that extortion.
You can’t extort anything from me at present, but later, when I’ll have money, I’d like to ask you please not to blackmail me.
I see no ethical standard to which to measure the whole unethical conception of a State, except in the amount of time, of thought, of money, of effort and of obedience, which a society extorts from its every member.
There are no more uses of "extortion" in the book.
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Dishonest officials undermine faith in government through extortion of fees for performing their sworn duty.
She received an extortion note threatening to harm her children if she did not hand over $100,000.