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As the trial of Papon has reminded Frenchmen, their wartime civil servants were even prepared, not through conviction but complaisantly, for career reasons, to oil and operate the machinery of the Holocaust.
Lacking any of the rebellious energy, that put these artists on the map in the first place, this tired show felt complaisantly mediocre, even mainstream - decidedly a step behind the edgy spirit of the '90s.
In many respects, reformists bent on working complaisantly within the existing system are more difficult to deal with than revolutionaries.
Elsewhere in his description he talks of 'Everyone hopes as a rule that the animal will go to sacrifice complaisantly, or rather voluntarily'; 'Once the procession has arrived at the sacred spot, a circle is marked out which includes the site of sacrifice, the animal, and the participants'; 'All stand round the altar.

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