Bertrand Russell discussed the possibility of a scientific dictatorship and described its methods of rule in this way:
Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.
— Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society, 1953, Simon and Schuster, New York. Pages 50-51.