The Committee


The Committee
   an instrument of state repression
   A common abbreviation in totalitarian states like the former Soviet Union. Thus the Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti, or KGB, became the Komitet, or Committee:
    'The Committee's involved,' Suchko went on, using the standard euphemism for the KGB. (R. Moss, 1985)
   In Cuba you may still find the Committee for the Protection of the Revolution, which involves neighbours spying on each other in the manner of the Nazi Blockwachter organization.

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