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Which of the following statements is false?
The theoretical concept of the panopticon as a social mechanism for controlling populations comes
from an eighteenth-century prison design crafted by the British theorist Karl Marx.
The guard tower in a panoptic prison is completely enclosed with mirrored windows, so the prisoners
never know when they are being watched.
The panoptic means of controlling behavior is a pervasive aspect of just about every government.
The political philosopher Michel Foucault built upon the logic of the panoptic prison design and
argued that it was similar to the way governments and leaders maintain control over the societies they
The answer can be found in Chapter 3 of A Novel Approach to Politics.