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Posted by Mei on July 29, 2003

Hi,

Could any one help me with the last clause in brackets? I don't quite understand?

The last thing that tabloid journalism produces is a believing subject. One of its most characteristic tones of voice is that of a secptical laughter which offers the pleasures of disbelief, the pleasures of not being taken in. This popular pleasure of 'seeing through' them (whoever constitutes the powreful them of the moment) is [the historical result of centuries of subordination which the people have not allowed to develop into subjection.]

Thanks a lot