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Old 08-17-2019, 01:04 AM   #645
David Johnston2
Join Date: Dec 2007
Default Re: 'Imperial Culture' (non-canonista)

Originally Posted by Astromancer View Post
You'd think that but remember the song "Dancing in the Streets" was banned for years in England because the Establishment thought it would cause riots.
"Dancing in the Street" and no it wasn't. Actually it was a number 1 hit there.

As for the Empire it's quite mechanically incapable of doing any large scale suppression of pop culture. There's too much local autonomy and too many virtually unregulated grubby little Free Traders who love compact cargo like computer memory loaded with cultural goods. The more dictatorial or oligarchic Individual planets can and do suppress popular culture, but that suppression ends at their atmosphere. One of the Patrons was actually a touring musical act, and not at all a high brow one.
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