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Of course it does, but the state's control is limited to outward behavior in monitored settings. Nothing can forcibly change our internal and individual values.

Every ban invites testing no matter the consequences. Counter-intellectual cultural engineering can mitigate inquisitiveness in the short-term, at the cost of leaving the state blind and vulnerable to disruption.

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