Re: Technology is a tool
Well....not so much. Governments and nations evolve, but the Austrian Empire, which had spies from the 1700s, lasted a very long time. Tsarist Russia had a spy on every corner and a citizen even in remote parts could be bunged in jail for even looking vaguely seditious; how is modern Russia different? The Tudors spied on their own subjects and Her Majesty's (gawdbless'er) Government does it today. Which regimes, having been brought down by the people, are now the non-authoritarian utopias the people dreamed of? Republican France? Republican Mexico? Turkey? India?