propaganda

A Quote by Rita Mae Brown on entertainment, passion, propaganda, and television

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.

Rita Mae Brown (1944 -)

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A Quote by Avram Noam Chomsky on democracy and propaganda

Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.

Noam Chomsky (1928 -)

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A Quote by Paul Joseph Goebbels on propaganda

We have made the Reich by propaganda.

Joseph Goebbels (1897 - 1945)

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A Quote by Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, MD on action, day, good, guidance, mind, propaganda, and success

Ready made opinions can be distributed day by day through the press, radio, and so on, again and again, till they reach the nerve cell and implant a fixed pattern in the brain. Consequently, guided public opinion is the result, according to Pavlovian theoreticians, of good propaganda technique, and the polls [are] a verification of the temporary successful action of the Pavlovian machinations on the mind.

Joost Meerloo

Source: The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing

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A Quote by Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, MD on apathy, desires, indifference, popularity, propaganda, study, and understanding

The continual intrusion into our minds of the hammering noises of arguments and propaganda can lead to two kinds of reactions. It may lead to apathy and indifference, the I-don't-care reaction, or to a more intensified desire to study and to understand. Unfortunately, the first reaction is the more popular one.

Joost Meerloo

Source: The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on propaganda and weapons

Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

Source: Warwick, in The Lark, adapted by Lillian Hellman, 1955.

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A Quote by Francis Macdonald Cornford on art, enemies, friendship, lies, and propaganda

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.

Francis Macdonald Cornford (1874 - 1943)

Source: quoted in New Statesman, 1978

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on belief, camping, day, duty, home, justice, and propaganda

The same day I saw my first horror camp, I visited every nook and cranny. I felt it my duty to be in a position from then on to testify about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief or assumption that the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by Dr. William Mather Lewis on america, citizenship, competence, needs, people, propaganda, thinking, and world

Today the world is the victim of propaganda because people are not intellectually competent. More than anything the United States needs effective citizens competent to do their own thinking.

Dr. William Mather Lewis (1927 - 1945)

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A Quote by Damon Runyon on power, propaganda, and purpose

In my opinion turkey is the most over-rated critter for eating purposes in kingdom come but the most striking example we have of the power of propaganda.

Damon Runyon

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