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A society that was exclusive and repressive is now freer and more open.
What future repressive policies will these killings be used to justify?One Former Hostage Says Negotiate With ISIS, And Pay Ransoms If You Must|Sarah Shourd|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Repressive regimes forced the people here to join parties and causes.On the Ground, Collaborators With ISIS Could Be Its Big Weakness|Christine van den Toorn|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By restricting aid to only registered groups, the State Department is colluding with repressive regimes, fear democracy advocates.
These tactics are accompanied by other repressive measures—including, increasingly, online media censorship.Why Snowden’s ‘Challenge’ to Putin on Russian Surveillance Doesn’t Matter|Cathy Young|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The secret is, that wherever there is a public demand, no repressive laws will ever prevent trade.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
When Gage went out to enforce the repressive acts neither he nor those who sent him thought that his task would be hard.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
“There can be no doubt of him, for he was one of the prisoners that got away,” said Captain Carbonel, in a repressive manner.The Carbonels|Charlotte M. Yonge
Among all classes men strove in the absence of a repressive power to gain advantages and privileges.Saint George for England|G. A. Henty
The repressive measures of Parliament and the landowners only widened the social chasm which parted employer from employed.History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)|John Richard Green