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Vance Packard

[P]robing and manipulation […] has seriously antihumanistic implications. Much of it seems to represent regress rather than progress for man in his long struggle to become a rational and self-guiding being. Something new, in fact, appears to be entering the pattern of American life with the growing power of our persuaders.

Vance Packard, The Hidden Persuaders, New York, 1957, p. 6