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    Nationwide machine

    Hi,

    Can anybody explain to me what is the meaning of a nationwide machine?

    In an all-night sitting the committee created a new political party, promulgated a new programme, organised a nationwide machine and planned a whirlwind campaign of oratory and pamphleteering.

    The Vampire of Vespuccia, Aleister Crowley, 1921

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Nationwide machine

    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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