"led by a group of politically committed magistrates " . . . "politics by other means" . . . "the 'avviso di garanzia' was abused: by law it was supposed to be issued confidentiality, but they were instead leaked to the press and the information was printed in daily newspapers" . . . "leaking of that information to the press was enough to politically destroy a man"
"the then coalition government was forced to resign through a campaign led by the military using the media, NGOs and academics as a propaganda tool, rather than directly intervening in the political process."
"seems almost quaint until its ironic last sequence" . . . "in the last minute, director Abbas Kiarostami pulls a postmodern coup" . . . "morphs from a bittersweet meditation into a slightly inscrutable meta-art film" . . . "his unexpected ending . . . a lovingly mocking gaze"
"overthrowing 'problematic' governments through the strategic manipulation of civil society" . . . "use of civilian-based, nonmilitary strategies " . . . "replacement of coercive means of social control with consensual ones"
"technical and sociological components involved" . . . "emphasis on the use of new communication technologies to rapidly deploy small groups" . . . "psychological warfare" . . . "'high tech' hordes" . . . "use of 'swarming adolescents'" . . . "youth deployments and media operations"
"using fake polls, mobs of swarming adolescents, super-rich contributors, and orchestrated media hysteria to short-circuit normal politics and seize power" . . . "lemming legions and Kool-Aid cult candidacy" -- , according to Tarpley's Obama - The Postmodern Coup: Making of a ManchurianCandidate