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Danny Hoch is quite brilliant he manages to convey the role manners and politeness can play in reinforcing relations of domination and subordination. His stand-up routine on his, ultimately failed, casting as character on the Seinfeld show is good illustration of the price one pays for not playing along. Those with power rarely hear those who don’t have power. Indeed deafness to subordinates and insistence on the moral rectitude of the status quo are key tools of domination. Outside of personal enrichment what would he have gained for going along to get along.

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