Architecture of Authority

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Book: Richard Ross. Architecture of Authority.

Discussed by Alan Moore at


"From a Montessori preschool to churches, mosques and diverse civic spaces including a Swedish courtroom, the Iraqi National Assembly hall and the United Nations, the images in Architecture of Authority build to ever harsher manifestations of power: an interrogation room at Guantánamo, segregation cells at Abu Ghraib, and finally, a capital punishment death chamber.

The word is control, control of the few over the many, the social engineering that goes with control." (