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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 18 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1722

Society and Superiority

Society is based on institutionalized stratification. The monarchy has the
royalty and the commoner. The military has the officer and the enlisted. The
workplace has the employer and the employee. The bank has the creditor and
the debtor. The hospital has the doctor and the nurse. Stratification is an elitist
system, in which a few fortunate people, with special titles, blindly and
arrogantly luxuriate in the delusion that they are actually superior to others.

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22 September 2008
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA