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    security state

    Dear friends,

    "Mr Milanovicís analysis leads him to consider some dark possibilities as he looks ahead. America looks to be falling into the grips of an undemocratic plutocracy, he says, which is dependent on an expanding security state".

    1) "dark" here means "of dubious quality" or "something that has to be kept secret" or something else?

    2) What is "security state" here? First, when I read the sentence I thought It should be "state security", then I would be able to figure out the meaning. However, "security state" here seems unclear.

    Thanks

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    Re: security state

    dark = scary/alarming
    security state = a country in which civil liberties are hugely curtailed and where the security agencies reign supreme

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    Re: security state

    milan, please state the source of any text you quote.

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