If hitherto public service broadcasting had been widely accepted in a largely unquestioning way, from Annan onwards old certainties crumbled.
The objective of such a campaign was to stifle dissent, garner unquestioning support, and rally people around a common symbol.
European skipper Bernhard Langer, armed with the unquestioning loyalty of his players, proved to be a great leader of men.
But that doesn't mean that, amid the swooning of his unquestioning admirers, the point should not be kept in mind.
Such self-negating actions were coupled with an unquestioning acceptance of the legitimacy of the familial and social demands on them.
Central to British government policy towards the European Union has been an unquestioning belief in the progress towards economic reform and liberalisation.
The result is a study that seems sometimes naive and dated - a work for those unquestioning 1980s but a little disappointing as a retrospective now.
They centre around the interpretations of the leadership and submissive and unquestioning acceptance of these is essential to be a member of good standing.
It was a moment in time that marked the last great communal outpouring of a population's unquestioning faith and innocence.
Because a stupefied nation is a subdued nation, an unquestioning nation, a hang-about-who-said-we-should-go-to-war-nation.